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May 30, 2021 | Last Modified: 2021

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YESD Responsible Tours, founded by three girls in 2015. They train local youth in language and professional skills to be local tour guides, embroidery experts, homestay hosts, food suppliers.
They give local people employment, income and learning opportunities so they are directly involved in your tourism experience. Their guides and hosts will give us a special insight into culture and life in Vietnam.
They aim to minimise the negative impacts of tourism on the environment and the local community while contributing positively to local economies. That is very meaningful for travelers, local communities and tour agencies like them.
10% of all profits from booked tours go towards a community fund. This money allows them to make infrastructure improvements and provide other important resources to those in need.
From a customer's point of view, I really admire their meaningful work and contribution into local communities.

Responsibility

YESD tours are low-impact on natural resources, respectful of local customs and supportive of local economies. We operate in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development while providing travelers with authentic holiday experiences.

We also expect our guests that join us to be responsible tourists. We all have a part to play! Please take the time to read our guidelines and see what you can do to make your experience enjoyable for you, the communities you visit and future travellers.

All of customers will receive a responsible tourism guideline before starting the tour with YESD. https://yesd.org/guidelines/
Moreover, YESD promises to support the local communities we visit, minimise our ecological footprint and minimise negative socio-cultural impacts of tourism. Our missions are to deal with three issues:
1. The unemployment rate among the local youth
2. Protect the environment on all tours and projects
3. Preserve the traditional cultures and values.

This space is not enough for us to describe how we works and our "did-works" of a responsible tour social enterprise, please check it on our website here https://yesd.org/responsible-tourism/

Business Case

As our promises of a responsible tourism social enterprise, we started to have interests in our tours in 2019 although we established our organization in 2015. So in 2019, we did pay back to the communities by:

+ Giving back 10% of our tour interests to Thon Tha Cultural and Tourism Village in Ha Giang with 30,000,000vnd and building a new toilet to a poor family, and also contributing 10,000,000vnd to make a new village road. And more than that, we did do marketing to promote responsible tourism in Ha Giang on our own finance and tools. That can not be counted with an exactly number, but it will stay there forever to support local people have a better job. For example, we organize free English evening classes, train professional skills in tourism to indigenious groups or set up some homestay/ attraction signs tobring guests to those communities.
+ Cooperating with variuos universities, organizations to run community development projects (CDPs). We have cooperated with student groups of National Singapore University to implement CDPs in Ha Giang, Yen Bai. And now five different works have finished and received the supports from the local authorities.
+ Connecting local people/ staffs with ERASMUS+ prjects to build up the local capacity and improve skills from local up to international level. Until now, we have run 7 those kinds of projects, fully funded by EU.

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YESD Responsible Tours, founded by three girls in 2015. They train local youth in language and professional skills to be local tour guides, embroidery experts, homestay hosts, food suppliers.
They give local people employment, income and learning opportunities so they are directly involved in your tourism experience. Their guides and hosts will give us a special insight into culture and life in Vietnam.
They aim to minimise the negative impacts of tourism on the environment and the local community while contributing positively to local economies. That is very meaningful for travelers, local communities and tour agencies like them.
10% of all profits from booked tours go towards a community fund. This money allows them to make infrastructure improvements and provide other important resources to those in need.
From a customer's point of view, I really admire their meaningful work and contribution into local communities.

YESD tours are low-impact on natural resources, respectful of local customs and supportive of local economies. We operate in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development while providing travelers with authentic holiday experiences.

We also expect our guests that join us to be responsible tourists. We all have a part to play! Please take the time to read our guidelines and see what you can do to make your experience enjoyable for you, the communities you visit and future travellers.

All of customers will receive a responsible tourism guideline before starting the tour with YESD. https://yesd.org/guidelines/
Moreover, YESD promises to support the local communities we visit, minimise our ecological footprint and minimise negative socio-cultural impacts of tourism. Our missions are to deal with three issues:
1. The unemployment rate among the local youth
2. Protect the environment on all tours and projects
3. Preserve the traditional cultures and values.

This space is not enough for us to describe how we works and our "did-works" of a responsible tour social enterprise, please check it on our website here https://yesd.org/responsible-tourism/

As our promises of a responsible tourism social enterprise, we started to have interests in our tours in 2019 although we established our organization in 2015. So in 2019, we did pay back to the communities by:

+ Giving back 10% of our tour interests to Thon Tha Cultural and Tourism Village in Ha Giang with 30,000,000vnd and building a new toilet to a poor family, and also contributing 10,000,000vnd to make a new village road. And more than that, we did do marketing to promote responsible tourism in Ha Giang on our own finance and tools. That can not be counted with an exactly number, but it will stay there forever to support local people have a better job. For example, we organize free English evening classes, train professional skills in tourism to indigenious groups or set up some homestay/ attraction signs tobring guests to those communities.
+ Cooperating with variuos universities, organizations to run community development projects (CDPs). We have cooperated with student groups of National Singapore University to implement CDPs in Ha Giang, Yen Bai. And now five different works have finished and received the supports from the local authorities.
+ Connecting local people/ staffs with ERASMUS+ prjects to build up the local capacity and improve skills from local up to international level. Until now, we have run 7 those kinds of projects, fully funded by EU.

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