Sustainable Tourism Mission of MUL

We, Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel committed to sustaining the culture, heritage and environment of our region while at the same time promoting economic maturity and social wellbeing through tourism.

Sustainability and Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel

 

Sustainability is most often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the understanding of future generations to meet theirs. It has three main pillars: economic, environmental, and socio-culture and those are also interlinked: they have an effect on each other. These three pillars are informally referred to as people, planet and profits.

 

Also, the World Tourism Organisation has been saying…

“Sustainable tourism development meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunities 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.”

 

In accordance with the theme of the World Tourism Organisation, which is “Sustainable Tourism –  a Toll for Development”, Myanmar Government has affirmed a policy of sustainable development of tourism.

 

We, Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel based in Mandalay where the hub of Myanmar culture is also committed to growing our community sustainably. This commitment to sustainability extends to environmental, social, and tangible and Intangible culture platforms. In sharing or transferring diverse culture, we are continually developing the new sustainable initiative with those following practices.

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Environmentally Sustainable Practices

Carbon Offsetting

We will offset the carbon generated by domestic and international air flights by planting a tree for every sustainable committed tourist booking. (Reference local tree planting scheme).

Reduce Water consumption

Ensure toilet flushes are eco-friendly through dual flush or using hippos (bricks in the cistern).

Ensure there are no leaks in the water pipes system.

Don’t keep taps running.

Reduce energy consumption by:

Replacing all light bulbs with energy efficient light bulbs

Implement a ‘switch off’ policy in the office for lights, air conditioning and office equipment.

Ensure all equipment works efficiently through regular, systematic maintenance programmes.

Ensure all vehicle operators are aware of energy conservation measures such as turning off engines when waiting for clients.

Waste

Reduce reliance on plastic bags in the office and business. Support locally made reusable bags.

Provide reusable water bottles, cups and lunch containers.

Use environmental or natural cleaning products to reduce pollution.

Measure, record and monitor the number of bags of waste each week.

Print on both sides of the paper.

Purchase recycled or sustainable certified paper

Ecconomically Sustainable Practices

 

Comunity

Support local purchasing when quality, service, availability and price allow.

Provide donations to local community causes

Work with social enterprises or local producers to provide giveaways for clients or local souvenirs.

 

Suppliers

Inform all suppliers of our commitment to Travelife sustainability management.

 

Destinations

We aim to provide tourists with relevant information to encourage responsible tourism behaviour.

 

Accommodation

We only use hotels that adhere by local Myanmar labour laws and do not engage in any activity that is in harmful to children e.g. labour or child sex tourism.

 

Socio-cultural Responsible Practices

Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel places considerable emphasis on cultural preservation and economic sustainability. We contribute to the conservation of local welfare, tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the areas we exist. Here are some specifics:

  • Working exclusively with socially responsible suppliers who care about the impact of our operations on those Myanmar tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
  • Operating sensitive adventures that view local communities as our partners
  • Supporting local economies by employing local guides and using local restaurants and accommodations
  • Abiding by all Myanmar labour laws.

There are so many amazing experiences to be held by exploring our Country, Myanmar (Burma) and meeting other cultures. Active sustainable travel today assists a brighter future for tomorrow.

For further information on our sustainability policy, commitments and actions, please contact us using details below.

Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel 

 +95(0) 2 40 65011 on office hours or email: office@myanmarupperland.com.

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