responsible tourism in sri lanka
At Paragon Holidays we are committed to a company-wide, socially responsible policy addressing pressing environmental, educational and public health needs in all the regions where we operate. Our focus is on initiatives that offer the opportunity for Paragon clients to become personally involved. We will not only make a difference in the lives of some people around Sri Lanka, but also reinforce the reputation of being the travel provider of choice for people who are committed to learning about the regions they visit and wish to support and assist projects in these regions, giving back to the areas they visit. Please write to us for more information and suggestions.
Whenever is possible, we try to encourage small groups of tourists (up to 8 persons usually) that have a smaller impact on the environment and on the communities we visit;
We work on awareness with our drivers to reduce the emissions of the vehicles and – whenever is possible – promote the usage of hybrid vehicles;
Most of our tours are focused on the discovering of a new culture and interaction with the local people, their villages, their culture and food. We promote unique village experiences off the beaten track, to make you enjoy your holidays as a real local;
Most of the accommodation options chosen have not many rooms and are built with sustainable architectural criteria. For our Eco, Wildlife and Rural tours we offer a wide range of Eco-lodges. Also, our luxury experiences are more focused on small boutique hotels rather than big mass tourism hotel chains;
At Paragon Holidays we value our Chauffeurs and our Guides and pay them above average, and we pay them in advance, which is far more than can be said about most of our competitors.