Responsible Tourism Statement

Posted on: August 7, 2008 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Responsible Tourism Statement

The PEPY Team Journal

pepy logoThe PEPY team is committed to monitoring its impact and working to minimize the negative effects of both its tourism and development programs. In the last three years we have witnessed the impact from our work in Cambodia, noted what works and what does not, and learned what ways we can challenge ourselves and our tour participants to be agents for positive change around issues we believe in. Nearly a year ago we gathered to write down our ethos on this website, but we have realized that it does not cover all of the forces that drive our decision making. Having struggled internally many times about where to draw the line with our tour governance, some arguing when they think we are “pushing people too hard”, others stepping up when they think we are creating tours which are only “preaching to the choir”, we are well versed in drawing lines about what makes PEPY “PEPY”. In a joint effort with Responsible Nomad, the PEPY team worked to gather all of the guidelines and challenges we have set for ourselves and the ideas that make our tours as “PEPY” as they can be. Check out our Responsible Tourism Statement and let us know what you think. Feel free to get in contact or leave us a comment below if you have questions about this statement, think we missed something, or want to learn more.