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Southern Burma trip. Help the Dreamer
Seeing that the creation and maintenance of national parks can generate income is an encouragement for them to maintain such areas and build new ones, instead of making short-term profits through deforestation, plantation and so on. Also, if they can see that national parks, forest reserves, nature reserves, etc. provide income for them and jobs for the locals, then it is an encouragement for them to recognise such reserves and take part in them.
That is why it is important to us to include as many such reserves as possible in our routes â" not only to show the landscape and tropical plants and animals to our guests, but also to motivate the public administrations and the locals to become established and cultivate themselves. And there are many more ways to observe wildlife without being disturbed by a smaller number of humans.
The trip covers places not normally found in Burma, such as the old Mon city of Pegu, now Bago, Moulmein, (Mawlamlyine), Hpa-An. Attention has been paid to maximising spending on private and municipal businesses and active efforts to prevent private ownership but maintaining strong contact with the state?
This has been shown to be of great benefit in various areas and is an integrated part of our approach to sustainable development in this area. - Guides and guide staff have a high relationship with the customer and we are able to provide a more personalised level of customer care. - We have local small scale dining and lodging that large groups cannot provide - another key part of our itineraries.
This means not only that you will be visiting places that are more isolated and that most of us will not see, but also that the tourists who live in these less crowded areas will profit from the touristic green. Most of the tourists in Southeast Asia touch only a few important places: e.g. in Burma only a very small proportion of the tourists get to see anything other than Bagan, Inle, Mandalay and Shwedagon.
Workers in other parts of Burma would only come together in these places, causing serious disparities in prosperity between areas and causing poverty and desertification in these areas. Dishes and dishes are an integral part of any cultural life, so it is an integral part of the enjoyment of new and different cuisines.
That is why on all our trips we eat as much as possible on the basis of genuine, regionally prepared dishes in our own restaurant, and whenever possible we do not eat in our hotel and in the most eye-catching sights. And we believe that the meal that' s served in a busy overnight fair will be the true McCoy!
That means better and more genuine dining and also means that our customers go directly to small cafés and store sellers and not to large companies - and again provide more ways to interact with the population. In this way, we encourage the locals to provide the visitor with alternative dishes and enhance their sense of proudness of their cuisine.
It is a sorry state, and perhaps a reflexion on many tourist that the locals in many areas have the feeling that all aliens want to have pizza and Nescafe! We encourage our own travel agencies, travel books and hotel operators to apply other sustainable tourist practice by describing our own methodology and reason.
The places we choose to go to are chosen with care to make sure that no one is engaged in human or environmental exploit. To provide our clients with appropriate, pertinent information to give them a broader insight into our tourist industry, focusing on education, real community interactions, mutuality and culture-sharing.
Awareness of the possible effects of the tourist industry on the community, the cultural and environmental spheres and to act and wear appropriate clothing, with due regard and esteem for traditional practices, habits and the ecological aspects of the areas they visit.