AITO: The Association of Independent Tour Operators
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Members Practising Sustainable Tourism

Members Practising Sustainable Tourism
You can view each members' sustainable tourism projects under their own company listing. Here is an overview of some of the fantastic work going on in the UK and abroad by our members.

Morocco Schools

We are very proud to manage a programme to help Moroccan schools in the rural area south of Essaouira. In 2010 we became aware of a primary school that a lovely teacher and children but also holes in the roof and no toilet facilities.

  • We set up funding and managing a repair programme and September 2012 the school re-opened. We have now started on our second school. Thanks for all our clients for make this possible.
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Not just another carbon offset project in Borneo...

With our NGO Moving Mountains we contribute to planting 15,000 trees a year in Sarawak
Our clients can offset their flights of course, but if they don't the money is still committed.
We help the Penan people develop their tourism potential.

  • Set up a local co-operative for the Penan people for self-led project management.
  • Brought in experts to teach them forest enrichment skills.
  • Committed to paying for the seed collection.
  • Started bringing groups to assist and help with money.
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Running a Sustainable Office

We are based in a lovely office in rural Surrey, amidst woodland and rolling green fields - it really is quite idyllic! Reminded by our closeness to nature, we strive to run our office in an ‘environmentally friendly’ manner and always try to minimise our paper usage by corresponding with clients by phone and email.

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