Responsible is the only kind of travel we know

We’re passionate about providing sustainable holidays that protect and respect the world we help you explore.

We care for our people, our customers and the communities in which we live and where we help people visit every day.

Everyone who joins Travel Counsellors signs our commitment to learn about and consider responsible tourism in every holiday they create. For us, sustainable holidays are about authentic travel experiences. Visiting unspoilt places and immersing ourselves in the local culture is our passion, and one we share with our customers.

Your Travel Counsellor can advise on ways to make a positive impact through your travels. They’ll suggest ‘Green Leaf’ hotels - those that have been vetted as sustainable choices - alongside excursions using local companies and guides, and recommend local treats to look out for in your destinations.

Our Green Leaf symbol denotes elements of your holiday that have proven to maximise social and economic benefits for the local community. These help enhance cultural heritage, reduce negative impacts on the environment, and have effective sustainability planning.

Our responsible travel choices are helping to...

Maximise social and economic benefits for the local community

Ikos and Sani Resorts are meeting 60% of their resorts’ needs through local producers.

Attitude Resorts have created their Otentik Discovery app to encourage guests to get out and explore the island, experiencing Mauritius through the eyes of a local.

Enhance cultural heritage

Beachcomber Resorts use their ‘Beautiful Localhands’ project to help local artisans sell their products to tourists, earning an income and preserving traditional crafts and cultural heritage.

Reduce negative impacts on the environment

LUX* Le Mourne launched its Zero Food Waste Programme in 2019 which focuses on reducing food waste and repurposing unavoidable waste by donating food from the buffet to local schools. Leftovers from guests’ plates also go to farms or are composted on-site.