Connecting communities and the environment through responsible tourism is the main ethos behind ConCERT which has been set up as a win win entity supporting both the communities and tourists wanting to help in a positive way, but sometimes overwhelmed with the obvious stark poverty which confronts visitors everyday in the tourist town catering for travelers seeing the iconic Angkor Wat. Involving all stakeholders in the tourism process ConCERT ticks the right boxes when using tourism as a poverty alleviation strategy.
Back in 2009 Jo, and some more familiar faces you may recognsie, were featured in Spotlight too. Three years on H.O.P.E still believe in the same ethos that got us started in the first place and has seen tremendous growth thanks to all your support. Back then we weren’t so big. Today we have now raised even more funds to support more projects and even more young adults including Sangkheum, Anjali House, Salariian Kampuchea and This Life Cambodia.
Michael’s commitment to responsible tourism ties in with many of H.O.P.E’s goals and we look forward to working with him again this year in representing Siem Reap’s tourism stakeholders on World Responsible Tourism Day. Read Soria Moria’s blog from last year’s world responsible tourism day and contact us if you would like to get involved!