About our values:
To preserve is to take care and to take care is to love; we love the places we live so much that we have chosen professions in which we can share our passion for our countries’ history, culture and traditions. We accept the sustainable tourism definition provided by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation: Sustainable tourism “…takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addresses the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities”.
When we travel, we seek to expand our world, to learn that we are many on this planet, to absorb the sublime nature, to be touched by the beauty of art, to savour the tastes of various cuisines, to feel the air in different corners of the world. As the tourism industry had grown exponentially, we think that in some aspects it had lost touch with these above points.
It is in part our responsibility to make tourism an activity that supports the local economy, helps to preserve the environment and local cultures, and maintains the well-being of local communities. As tour guides and operators, we are only a tiny part of this giant sector but there are a number of positions we can take and actions we can do in order to help design a path for the future of our sector, to be more culturally involved, ecologically minded, and responsible for the future of our planet.
As members of PGE, we promise to respect and take care of nature, honour the local cultures, support local businesses and economy, whenever and wherever we conduct business.