For us, responsible travel is intrinsically linked with luxury travel. The low-impact, high-value model of the luxury travel industry is one with sustainability in mind.
At Jacada Travel, we know we have a great responsibility to make travel an uplifting experience for everyone, from our travellers to the people they meet at their destination. Travel has the power to be immensely positive for everyone, if it’s conducted responsibly.
Therefore, we follow certain guides across all our regions:
Jacada Travel supports a number of charities across the world. We give back a portion of our profits to these charities, ensuring that a donation from each trip sold goes to both a community and environment regional charity.
Rhinos Without Borders aim to move 100 rhinos from South Africa, where they are at high risk from poaching, to the relative safety of Botswana. Back in January 2015, we held an event at London’s Royal Geographical Society in aid of rhino projects, including Rhinos Without Borders, and raised over £10,500 ($16,300).
Uthando is a community development charity based in Cape Town. Most recently, we helped fund the new Isiseko Educare Centre, a day care centre, in the Cape Town township of Mfuleni.
Latin America bookings support two of the Latin America Travel Association (LATA) Foundation’s projects: wildlife rescue in Costa Rica and schooling in Ecuador. The Kids Saving the Rainforest project in Costa Rica rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned animals in the Manuel Antonio region. In Ecuador, the Condor Trust works in Quito, helping families send their children to school. The funds provide uniforms, books and school materials for children from low-income families.
Our Asian charities of choice are the World Land Trust in Malaysia and Building Schools for Burma. The World Land Trust supports conservation in Borneo, protecting the rainforest and the animals that live there. Building Schools for Burma is a project set up by Patrick Gilfeather to advance the education of the children of Burma by providing educational facilities and building schools in Burma. Read our interview with Patrick here.