Founded in 1975, the company has been positioned in the responsible tourism market for several decades. At the time, this one was still on the sidelines…
Allibert Trekking was founded by three guides high mountains with the desire to share their passion. The practice of a sustainable tourism is inherent to the type of trip we offer, close to nature. It was indeed a niche market that developed from the 2000s. From 2008, with the creation of the association Agir pour un tourisme responsable, of which Allibert is a founding member, we have concretized the approach and the reflections that we were already working on the environmental and human impacts of our travels.
We believe in the importance of discovering the world and other cultures: you have to travel less but better.”
Is responsible tourism compatible with traveling by plane?
Despite all the efforts that can be made, transport is the first post of environmental impact of the trip. All the more so if we take theplane. But we believe in the importance of discovering the world and other cultures: you have to travel less but better. For example, leaving once a year for three weeks rather than five times for a weekend.
What are your solutions to limit the impact of transport?
Since 2018, we have been offsetting our air-related emissions through programs to reforestation in several places in the world such as Senegal, India, Indonesia… We also carefully choose the routes that are as virtuous as possible. Finally, when transportation is not included in our offers, we endeavor to facilitate train journeys or reduce taxi transfers by, for example, fixing meeting points at the station or by centralizing journeys by Shuttle Buses. Since 2021, we have also been offering a solution for connecting travelers to make carpooling.
Spreading the positive individual impacts around you, by sharing your travel experience, is also part of the principles of ecotourism.”
What are the golden rules for doing ecotourism?
First before his departure, you have to prepare your trip well : learn about the inhabitants, lifestyles, religions, environment. For example, you can learn a few words of the language to facilitate interactions on site. It is also important to travel light: on the one hand to limit waste on site, on the other to reduce the weight of luggage when traveling. transport. Once there, it is of course a question of being curious and respectful of the local culture but also of keeping good daily habits: paying attention to the environment, sorting your waste… Finally, after your trip, you can share his experience with those close to him: spreading the positive individual impacts around him is also part of the principles of theecotourism.
In partnership with Allibert Trekking.