We are working as a company which gives importance to the value and authenticity of our Island. Our goal is to act in a responsible way by reducing hazardous impact for the country and its living elements, as well as engaging our effort to arrange trips in a manner that could make local activities progress as well as preserving the natural wealth of the Island. We are convinced that the future of the planet depends on the ability of managing natural resources. If everyone does its part in order to preserve them, we keep our environment safe and the sector of tourism at the same time.
We engage our efforts in promoting and defending values and authenticity of the Island by reducing all hazardous impacts on the Island’s environment, its economy, reputation and expanding a new mind-set of acting in the world of tourism. Malagasya Travel commits to achieve all the missions which have been planned for the development of local tourism either in terms of internal or external aspect.
Our goal is to make Madagascar stand out in the management of its natural resources, its human resources and its cultural heritage by informing and helping our staff members and partners to be aware of their duties as well as their rights within their role of agents of change.
By building a responsible team in charge of direct communication and achievement, we are ready to take initiatives which will improve tourism field, and conducting regular follow-ups in the fulfillment of our actions. We commit ourselves to get included in associations, institutions or NGOs which run sustainability projects and we are also mainly aiming for the improvement of local people’s situation by giving donations and services to help them get out of poverty. Taking as possible into account every sensitive excursion and destination by having an on-spot visit and evaluation before proposing it to customers is also one of our main goals while giving offers to our clients. Furthermore, we try to promote excursions and activities which benefit locality’s daily life and preserve the environment safe. Our policy also includes making our clients aware of sustainable actions and behaviors in the country while proposing tours and once arrived in Madagascar so as to respect each place’s ethics as well as its environment.
Our internal action plan :
Providing training and studies to our staff members on green office and on what sustainable tourism is
Respecting the aspects of human rights and employees rights
Sensitizing them in taking positive actions to the development of sustainable tourism in their daily way of living.
Informing them and evaluating, through meetings and reminders to evaluate done progress
Assisting our office employees in their personal development within the company
Giving financial help or rewards on some occasion: marriage, giving birth, birthday, other needs
Devoting times to build a team spirit by having some team-building days, outdoor excursions.
Green office: reducing pollution by replacing plastic bottles with large water dispensers. Reducing energy waste by using low-consumption bulbs. Reducing paper waste by keeping data in computers.
Our external action plan :
Create a team for the implementation and Sharing brochures on eco-drive to our drivers
Providing annual free English course for our English-speaking drivers
Providing trainings to our tour guides either in sustainable tourism or in technical and informative knowledge
Informing partners on sustainable practice
Running local projects to assist poor families
Working with sustainable partners and providers
Providing translation guide services for surgical missions in the Island
Cooperating with hotels run by Malagasy owners first as possible before other foreign partners in order to maintain the concept of brotherhood and community benefits.
We encourage sustainable accommodation standards through meetings at least once a year.
Supporting projects aiming to preserving the environment and managing natural resources and reducing practice of chemical use.
Displaying and finding out new activities and excursions which promote nature, culture preserving, and environment protection.
In terms of clients’ feedback, use surveys in order to improve our services and to satisfy our customers. This includes the respect towards localities and people as well as the respect of the environment. It also helps our company to get rid of unnecessary or hazardous acts.