Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable travel saves the planet.

Sustainable tourism is centered around travel that positively impacts the environment and communities you go to visit. It can be done in many ways from conservation of natural lands to protecting endangered species to supporting the local communities.

It’s a type of travel that aims to minimize negative effects, while maximizing the positive impacts. With the increase of travel around the globe, it’s more important than ever that people travel sustainably.

The European Safari Company: a sustainable travel agency 

The European Safari Company is a sustainable travel company that offers unique, adventurous safaris throughout Europe. Our sustainable tourism practices are perfect for people looking for ethical travel options. 

  • We pair with local tour operators and hotels to ensure all of our safaris provide you with unique, memorable experiences while protecting the environment, which make us one of the premier sustainable tourism organizations in Europe. 

European Safari Company

The European Safari Company is a premier, sustainable tourism agency providing you with memorable trips throughout Europe.

When you book with us:

  • 5% of your booking goes to Rewilding Europe
  • You will be hosted by caring local partners who are commited to sustainable tourism. 
  • You’re getting a once in a lifetime unique, eco friendly vacation. 

Sustainable Tourism in Europe - Destinations

Our selected sustainable travel destinations span the European continent ensuring you can travel ethically on any vacation you take. From Faia Brava in Portugal to Southern Carpathians in Romania; from Swedish Lapland in Sweden to the Oder Delta in Germany; we offer safaris in the most breath-taking destinations to give you the holiday of your dreams.

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Pillars of sustainable tourism 

The International Labour Organization (ILO) defines the three pillars of sustainable tourism as: social justice, economic development, and environmental integrity.

As such, there are many different types of sustainable tourism: ecotourism, green tourism, and responsible tourism.

 

The goal of sustainable travel

With more people embarking on holidays every year, it’s essential travellers are aware of their impact on both the environment and the communities they visit to ensure the longevity of the unique places of the world.

As a sustainable travel company, the European Safari project is not only passionate about giving you a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, but also about conserving these destinations so they can be enjoyed by future generations. When you book a holiday with us, you’re helping a large conservation effort restore the integrity of Europe’s most wild places. 

Frequently asked questions about sustainable tourism

What is sustainable tourism?

Sustainable tourism focuses on conserving ecosystems. This includes protecting natural environments (both flora and fauna) and bringing long-lasting, positive economic opportunities to local communities.

Why is sustainable tourism important?

Travel that doesn’t focus on sustainability often exploits the environment and the local people and in the long-run can decimate the incredible places you visit. By keeping in mind the impacts of our actions ang travelling sustainably, we can ensure the integrity of these places animals and people alike.

What is the difference between sustainable tourism and ecotourism?

While sustainable tourism and ecotourism are similar, they aren’t exactly the same thing. Sustainable tourism is a mindset that can be applied to any type of tourism: it focuses on minimizing the negative impacts of travel. Ecotourism is a type of sustainable tourism, but focuses mostly on travel in natural areas.

How is the European Safari Company a sustainable travel agency?

The European Safari Company puts sustainability at the center of everything we do. We curate incredible holidays that respect the environment while donating part of the proceeds to Rewilding Europe. Additionally, we work with local companies that align with our values and mission to ensure we provide the highest tier sustainable holidays.

What are some sustainable travel tips?

There are many things you can do to travel sustainably, but a great place to start is by minimizing your carbon emissions either by travelling locally or doing a carbon offset donation. Additionally, do your research on the places you stay, tour operators you use, and the activities you book to make sure they’re in-line with the overall well-being of the environment and local communities