Transforming Travels was founded with a vision to offer travel experiences that leave an overall positive impact on the guests and the host communities. We believe that travel is a very strong emotion. We often say travel to love, travel to celebrate, travel to forget, travel to overcome or travel to think. Travel is a powerful tool to overcome our negative sentiments and transform us into a fearless, optimistic, joyful, patient and a grateful person.
Travel is an experiential encyclopedia. If we open up to the places, they give us an opportunity to learn about new geographies, cultures, and cuisines by living them. It enhances our horizon of thinking, giving us a new perspective towards the old things.
While we are gaining so much on our journeys, we believe in sharing a part of that gain with our host communities too, in whatever small ways we can. We engage with locals at destinations by staying in their house, celebrating a festival or taking a cooking class from them. We, Transforming Travels, are a strong supporter of uplifting communities with the help of tourism.
Responsible Tourism means visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make only positive impact on the environment, society, and economy. Transforming Travels practices Responsible Tourism. Its values are deeply embedded at the very core of all of our experiences.
We take care of the environment by not littering around, not dumping plastic at places which struggle with their waste management system, and not disturbing the wildlife. We nurture our relationship with societies respecting their culture, spend time with locals, introducing them to new things be it a game or a technology, dressing as per local norms, and eating local flavors from local kitchens. While doing so, we also want some cash flow to the lower income strata which we believe in doing by buying souvenirs from them instead of big shops; eat food from local eateries instead of big franchises.
You can read more about our thoughts/ practices on Responsible Tourism in this article.
Let’s nurture our relationship with the places we visit. More than beautiful photos, souvenirs, and lifelong memories, let’s bring home some new recipes, relations, and some education. Let’s embrace this universe. Leave a part of us behind and bring a part of the place with us.
Let’s feel more human!