Responsible & Community Based TourismThe health of the environment is of concern to us all and at Eclipse Travel we have a firm commitment to minimising the environmental and social impact of travel both at home and abroad. We endeavour to ensure that a visit from a Eclipse Travel client has a positive effect on the destination and actively encourage our clients to participate in reputable conservation initiatives whilst on their holidays. Some great suggestions for how you can take part in community based tourism projects can be found here.
Quick tips on responsible travel etiquetteRespect Your Hosts – Take the time to understand local culture and customs so you can respect them.
Buy Local – Try to support the locals by buying as much locally made goods as you can.
Go Gently – Ensure you try to leave no trace of physical impact on your surroundings at all.
Waste and Recycling – Be conscious of how much waste you create and recycle where possible.
Water Use – Limit the use of water with short showers and less laundry. Refill a bottle for drinking.
Power Use – Don’t take liberties with power such as overusing air conditioning and lighting.
We impress our mission upon our service providers too, so that they can participate in conservation initiatives and only select and train exceptional local guides who exhibit best practices. We work closely with our green partners both at home and abroad and are constantly seeking new working relationships. We strive to thoroughly understand each destination we offer in order to minimise our impact on it and some examples of our commitment are as follows; Torres del Paine Legacy Fund. The Torres del Paine Legacy Fund work to increase awareness of destination priorities at Torres del Paine and provide additional access to capital to support projects that enhance the destination.