It is our great pleasure to welcome you to Green Season Co., Ltd. and our Green Season Travel is passionate about delivering excellent travel experiences to our esteem customers. We’re Myanmar based inbound tour company for the adventurous of spirit. Having been in the tourism industry for many years, we have experienced a steady growth of tourism in Myanmar, Asia and beyond. It is important for us to build a trusting relationship with each of our partners and offer exceptional quality of services to our clients. Green Season Travel highly values all partners that are involved in our development of satisfactory tour services and products. There is no doubt that our clients are our best partners in helping us understand the current market trends and improve our service quality. We look forward to building a rewarding partnership with you. Together, we can offer a wonderful and memorable experiences for your customers. Let us grow together. Green Season Travel is your professional travel consultant and source of insightful information and support across Myanmar. As an insider of Myanmar we know the best ways of travelling. We’ll assist you in providing excellent services tailored to your customers' needs. All of our staffs have years of experience, knowledge and skills in the travel related industry. We are an eco-conscious, inclusive and responsible tour operator and strive to leave behind only our smiles and footprints. We endeavor to develop tourism in the right way, leading others by example. We work exclusively with local Burmese people, training them in as boatmen, English speaking driver, guides and tour leaders. We offer help and advice to other local people who would like to provide services for in Myanmar’s emergent tourism industry. Green Season Travel will provide you with an authentic route to the heart of the land, which in turn will leave its indelible mark on your heart. Let us show you the real Myanmar; an unforgettable, unique travel experience awaits!
How do we understand Responsible Tourism?
Responsible Tourism was defined in Cape Town in 2002 alongside the World Summit on Sustainable Development. This definition, the Cape Town Declaration is now widely accepted and was been adopted by the World Travel Market in 2007 for World Responsible Tourism Day. Responsible Tourism is about “making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.” Responsible Tourism requires that operators, hoteliers, governments, local people and tourists take responsibility, take action to make tourism more sustainable. We do take responsibility for making tourism more sustainable and demonstrate our responsibility everywhere we go. We do understand and completely agree the following core facts in order to making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.
- minimises negative economic, environmental and social impacts
- generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well being of host communities, improves working conditions and access to the industry
- involves local people in decisions that affect their lives and life changes
- makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage, to the maintenance of the world’s diversity
- provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues
- provide access for people with disabilities and the disadvantaged
- is culturally sensitive, engenders respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence.
- Behaviour can be more or less responsible and what is responsible in a particular place depends upon environment and culture.
How do we understand Sustainable Tourism?
We answered the exam from Travelife in 2015 and we’d been certified as a Travelife Sustainability Manager since then. We always make sure our tours and products must be always responsible and sustainable. We do know this is good for the people, good for the planet and also good for our profit by doing sustainable ways.
Sustainable Tourism was defined by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in 1988:
“Sustainable tourism meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunity for the future. It is envisaged as leading to management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and life support systems.”
According to this definition it’s alright to enjoy tourism and to benefit from it financially. Nevertheless, we should make sure that this will still be possible for future generations. If we damage the cultures and natural environments in tourist destinations, these destinations will lose the elements which are the base of their attractiveness.
People, Planet, Profit - 3 P’s
“People” stands for the socio-cultural interests of the local population. To conserve the culture and the engagement of local people with tourism development in their destination. This involves labour conditions, attention to vulnerable groups in society, human rights, no discrimination, no child labour or sexual abuse etc.
“Planet” concerns the natural environment. To inflict minimal damage to the destination: flora, fauna, water, soil, and climate. To protect the environment by taking various measures.
“Profit” is about the economic interests. To do business in a responsible manner which also contributes to the prosperity of local people permanently.
We can be considered as the crossroads within the tourism business-chain. We can affect the choice of consumers, the decisions of suppliers and the development of destinations. Because of this unique position a tour operator like us can make an important contribution to more sustainable tourism.
Why we work towards sustainability?
Taking responsibility towards our stakeholders such as staff, suppliers, local communities and destinations, will provide us with clear business benefits:
A sustainable corporate image supports an increase in turnover. A sustainable image stimulates repeaters, attracts new clients and will result in a larger market-share.
Sustainability management and actions often contribute to a reduction in operational costs, an increase in productivity, a more efficient usage of available means and the avoidance of fines.
Access to financial capital
More and more often, social and environmental criteria are included in the conditions for financial loans or investors. This facilitates the attraction of financial capital for sustainable companies.
In general employees are proud of employers who take a serious approach towards CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Tour operators known for their commitment towards sustainability are more attractive to work for. More and more talented young people are looking for companies that share wider values. Moreover, talented and experienced employees will stay longer with the same employer, thus increasing the innovative and competitive strengths of the organisation.
Corporate and brand image
“Sustainability” is more and more considered as the next step in “quality”. Clients ask for it increasingly. Therefore, a sustainable corporate image is helpful to the various brand images. It strengthens the market position in periods of economic decline.
Conservation of destinations
Sustainable measures and policies improve the local situation. Obviously this doesn’t only affect the tourist, also the local people will benefit from it. Moreover, the long-term assurance of quality in a destination also supports the continuity of the organisation.
Risk management and “license to operate”
Tour operators reduce their liability by consenting to legislation. By demonstrating a pro-active attitude regarding sustainability and product quality they will facilitate the defence in possible court cases. It also prevents possible damage to the corporate image.
Tour Operator License No : 552-2017/2018(YK)