Responsible Travel

We are committed to responsible and sustainable travel
that safeguards the environment and benefits our host communities.

Our ESTEEM Principles

Asian Trails aims to deliver superior travel services that maximise the positive impacts of tourism while minimising negative impacts. We do this by putting into practice our six ESTEEM principles. These values provide us with a clear framework to holistically incorporate more sustainable travel into our tours and excursions.


Support host communities by dining at locally owned eateries and eating locally grown food.


Choose eco-friendly accommodations that have positive social and environmental standards.


Use vehicles with lower carbon emissions such as electric cars, bikes, trains and boats.


Participate in cultural learning activities and workshops that engage authentically with local people.


Give back through community-based projects that contribute to local development.


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Visit sites that invest in local projects such as vocational training centres or ethical animal sanctuaries.



Our most sustainable tours and excursions reflect our ESTEEM principles wherever possible. We work closely as a team and with our supply chain partners to incorporate sustainable travel initiatives across all of our products and services.

Making responsible travel mainstream

We believe that sustainable travel should be the norm, not the exception. To turn this vision into reality, we continue to evaluate all of our products and services to help our clients and travellers make more informed decisions about their travel impact. We have put sustainable travel at the forefront of our business and continue to showcase the most cost-effective and experience-enhancing ways for travellers to explore our destinations sustainably.

Our team

Sustainability is something we embrace as part of our company’s culture. Every Asian Trails team member in every Asian Trails office plays a role in making travel more sustainable. Our efforts are led by our Group Sustainability Manager and our Sustainability Coordinators in each of our destination countries.

& policies

Our annual sustainability reports and policies outline how we promote sustainability within our team, throughout the supply chain and to our clients. They also showcase some best practice sustainable travel examples that we hope will become more mainstream.

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Our partners

Making travel better for local people and the environment takes time and we cannot do it alone. Partnering with the following organisations helps us achieve our own goals and contribute to wider collective sustainable tourism development in all our destinations:

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