The Future of Travel-
A Responsible Partner In Asia
Happy Trails Asia beliefs firmly that the future of travel goes hand in hand with responsible and sustainable tourism. Therefore, its at the core of our philosophy to maximize the positive impacts of tourism in our destinations, whilst minimizing the negative impacts.
Our inclusive 360-degrees approach ensures that all aspects within our operations and organization are true to these principles.
We collaborate with Travelife for our implementation and auditing of our sustainable and responsible tourism practises.
Travelife is an international certification scheme which has been developed by the travel industry, for the travel industry. It is a three-stage certification program for tour operators and travel agents: (1) Travelife Engaged; (2) Travelife Partner and (3)Travelife Certified.
Happy Trails! Asia’s Indonesia office is the first Indonesian DMC to be certified by Travelife at the highest “certified level”.*
* Note: Our Malaysian offices are currently finalizing their certification, expected to be certified by midst 2021.
We are committed to caring for our planet, therefore, all our services and operations are 100% Co2 Neutral, may it be trekking tour or a domestic flight, we have got you covered.
We operate a carbon off-set scheme in the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo (Kalimantan). Within this project we collaborate with local farmers.
In this, we are a carbon-neutral and climate-neutral company, we have planted more than 25,000 trees up to today and tsill counting. Furthermore, we have implemented electricity and water conservation in all offices, reduced paper usage, managed and reduce waste, sustainable procurement and much more.
Part of our Communities
Respect for our communities
We welcome all travelers to our destinations and promote tourism with a focus on tolerance and respect for the diversity of beliefs and way of lives within the communities we operate in. Furthermore, we observe the social and cultural traditions and practices, including those of minorities and indigenous people.
Our tourism activities are conducted in harmony and collaboration with the communities, and in respect for the local laws, traditions, and customs.
Community based experiences
With sustainable and responsible tourism at our core, we pride ourselves in offering unique community-based experiences. These experiences aim to assist communities to benefit from tourism, whilst allowing travelers to interact and learn about these unique places.
Independently audited by Travelife, we ensure that these experiences benefit the community, generate local employment, are plastic free and carbon neutral! Explore below video of one of our projects in Bali.
Responsible tourism services
We offer a large variety of responsible accommodation options, from five star luxury to camping on private islands!
Experience Indonesia majestic volcano’s, or Borneo;s orang utans, we know the way to keep your footprint small and benefit the local community.
By train or by plane, we will advise you the possibilities and keep sustainability in mind.
Our dedicated team of specialists will advise you on how to ensure your tour is as responsible as possible whilst having a great experience.
Sustainable and responsible tourism is without a doubt something that we should all aim for together. Therefore, we work closely together with our supply chain throughout our destinations as well as with governmental agencies and NGO’s.
In Indonesia this furthermore, includes being a founding member of the Indonesian DMC Sustainability collaboration, as well as conducting regular trainings, loan programs and CSR actions throughout our destinations.
Giving back - CSR
As part of our commitment to the communities we operate in, we have an extensive corporate social responsibility program (CSR).
We believe it is important to give back and collaborate with our communities, to help them to develop in a positive way. Therefore, our CSR program focuses on the below pillars:
Feel free to explore below documents related to our responsible tourism practices
Within our sustainability policy you can explore more on our commitments and philosophy.
Report to the public
Dive into our various actions and read how we progress with our efforts, with our detailed report to the public.
Learn about our various CSR projects throughout our destinations, and how we assist to bring positive impacts