RISE TRAVEL INSTITUTE
Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to inspire responsible, impactful, sustainable and ethical travel through education.
We envision a world where travel is a force for positive transformation for both travelers and travel destinations.
WE AIM TO Address
Unsustainable tourism practices and over-tourism have been placing strain on local communities, economies and ecosystems around the world. Issues such as overcrowding, traffic congestion, tourism leakage, increased cost of living for the locals, exploitation of local resources, disregard for cultural heritage, modern slavery, animal cruelty, ecosystem disruption, and environmental damage make sustainable travel education a necessity to protect and rebuild travel destinations. Sustainable travel education equips travelers with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to understand the underlying oppressive systems that give rise to these interconnected issues, and experience travel in a way that respects and creates enduring positive impact on the community, economy, animals, and environment of the places they visit.
What RISE stands for
We educate travelers about ethical treatment of working animals in tourism and promote compassionate conservation of terrestrial and marine wildlife
We educate travelers about how the global tourism industry impacts local economies and teach them ways to maximize the amount of tourism dollars that goes to local economic development
We educate travelers about cultural diversity, racial dynamics, and social justice issues that are affecting host communities, and teach them ways to empower the disenfranchised and support sustainable community development projects
We educate travelers about how the global tourism industry impacts the environment locally and globally and inspire eco-conscious travel habits and decisions
Our CORE VALUES
Reverence: Have deep respect for the planet and all living beings
Excellence: Stay on top of the latest research in sustainable tourism and related disciplines and continue to deliver high-quality, tertiary-level educational programs
Integrity: Work with the greatest transparency and accountability
Ethics: Commit to diversity, inclusion and anti-oppression within our management and across our programs