Our dedicated team is constantly aiming to promote responsible tourism that incorporates long-term strategies to maximize the benefits for local communities and the preservation of their cultural & natural heritage. It also seeks to improve the livelihoods of the most disadvantaged populations, while minimizing the negative social, cultural and environmental impacts tourism may generate.
We support and set up sustainable projects promoting responsible tourism in South East Asia. The projects we support address various socio, cultural, environmental and economic issues covering areas including:
To empower the most disadvantaged ones and break the cycle of poverty.
To support the creation of income generating activities; community based tourism (CBT), fair trade shops, agriculture and handicrafts.
To reduce ecological footprint & support biodiversity conservation.
To protect historical heritage, revitalize local arts and crafts, support cultural revival.
To improve living conditions of the poorest.
To protect children and most vulnerable people living in poverty.
We are scrupulous in the way donations are spent and carefully select projects according to the following main criteria:
EXO Travel employees & project beneficiaries’ engagement : they contribute by their own work and commitment. We encourage them to address directly needs faced within their own communities.
Efficiency: regular updates requested on project advancement once a donation was made.
Transparency: written past annual financial & activity reports.
Relevance: projects are aligned with our goals and vision offering long-term solutions for development challenges.
Each country has its own issues, so we tend to direct our funds to address those that are the most crucial in each political, economic and social context.
Our main source of funding is donations from EXO Travel, travelers and in particular through corporate and social responsible activities of incentive groups.
EXO Travel donates US$1 per traveler to EXO Foundation and bears operational costs for office, employees and communication materials (website, brochures, etc.).
- EXO Foundation donations are granted based on projects needs and funds provision (usually from $1,000 to $5,000 or more).
- We try to ensure a financial support until projects become self-sufficient.
- It can represent 100% of the project’s budget if it is directly managed by EXO Travel employee.
- We prefer to avoid financial contributions to one-time event (such as festival, special day, sports events, raids etc.).
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