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Responsible Tourism
The Phongsaly Provincial Tourism Office is committed to promote responsible tourism. Since 2008, we have been developing community-based ecotourism activities in collaboration with GIZ (German government’s development agency). All our treks ensure fair incomes to the villages and involve the community as much as possible. We are also conscious of the value of the diverse cultures and ask villages about local taboos to respect in order to inform our guests.
VILLAGE BENEFIT
Here are the community-based principles our treks follow:
  • to offer transparent and fair incomes to the villagers (food, accommodation, Akha massage, horse rental)
  • to include a contribution to the funds of the visited villages, to make sure that the whole village benefit from tourism
  • to also include a 15% contribution to a provincial village development fund. Until now we have used it to improve access trails, support the construction of latrines, and provide mosquito nets to new and poor host families.
  • to respect traditional beliefs and local cultures and inform our customers about the local rules and taboos
  • to promote local cultures giving the opportunity to our customers to learn about villagers’ traditions, beliefs and way of life. When possible, a traditional akha massage, a visit to animist sites, a baci ceremony or an activity in the village is included/proposed.
  • to support handicraft production, as we believe that it helps to maintain traditional skills and makes especially the women proud of their know-how. We worked on handicraft development in cooperation with development projects and, in order to encourage and promote handicraft production, we now offer a locally hand-made gift to our customers!
 
 
 

 

 
 

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