India Connections, We offer tailor-made holidays throughout India
India Connections, We offer tailor-made holidays throughout India
India Connections, We offer tailor-made holidays throughout India
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Operating responsibly has been our ethos from the very beginning and we have always considered the environmental and cultural impact of tourism. We strive to ensure that our customers enjoy their India Connections holiday and at the same time protect the environment, respect local traditions, understand historic and cultural issues and benefit the local communities.

All of the properties we work with are to some extent working in an environmentally responsible way and we ask them to provide us with details. Almost all tell us that they try to minimise the use of plastic, try to reduce wastage and recycle as much as possible. A large number of hotels heat water by solar power and have environmentally friendly sewage treatment methods. Many hotels do not use chemicals in their swimming pools and they all do what they can to conserve water.

If you are considering a holiday to India with us but would like to be assured that the positive contributions you are making will out-weigh any negative impacts, the following may help you.
  • Our holidays are all tailor-made, which means that the numbers we deal with are relatively small but the spending (compared with package or group tours) is relatively high thus benefiting the local community.
     
  • Almost all the hotels we work with are fully or partially Indian owned and all are staffed by locals.
     
  • Many hotels have strong environmental policies and some have won ‘Green’ awards (eg a number of the Taj Hotels are Green Globe members).
     
  • We work with a number of privately owned boutique hotels who have restored a neglected heritage building to create an authentic experience as well as preserving India’s architectural heritage eg The Imperial Hotel in Delhi. There are also hotel groups that do the same to buildings across India eg the hotels of the Neemrana Group and some of the hotels operated by the Taj group.
     
  • Most of our holidays to India include visits to wildlife areas (National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries) and World Heritage and Cultural Sites. Tourist spending in these areas helps to protect and maintain the diversity and cultural heritage of India.
     
  • We support a number of charities in India and provide our customers with the contact details if they also want to contribute. We add a small voluntary contribution of just £1 towards the Travel Foundation to all our invoices.

Kerala Connections/India Connections supports the work of The Travel Foundation
India Connections, We offer tailor-made holidays throughout IndiaThis independent UK charity was set up in 2003 by the travel industry in collaboration with the UK government to respond to concerns over the sustainability of travel and tourism. We support the work of this organization and a voluntary donation of £1 per booking is added to all customer invoices.

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