OUR ETHOS!
We believe in giving back to the planet and the communities we are fortunate to travel in, and that travel is a great way to share the love and the wealth. With the youth travel industry being one of the fastest growing markets in the world, we all have a responsibility to help make the world a better place.
GIVE BACK TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES
EDUCATE ON SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL
ADDRESS ISSUES OF INEQUALITY
BE A FORCE FOR GOOD IN THE WORLD

GIVING BACK

At TruTravels we believe the travel industry has the potential to change the world for the better. Our vision is to unite people, companies and charities from all walks of life, with the common goal of reducing the current global equality divide. We feel, no matter where you are from, everyone has a social responsibility to help make the world a better place. We source suppliers from local businesses & families and we have employed as many local staff as possible to ensure the money goes back into local communities we have the pleasure of travelling in.

 

We have a selection of charities we work with that are particularly close to our hearts. From beach clean ups in Bali to building wells in Cambodia. We do our best to give back to local communities where we can! Check out below some of the charities we have been working with over the years and continue to do so.

HELP THE LOCALS OF LOMBOK
You have probably all heard about the devastating earthquakes which occured earlier this year which destroyed many homes and communities. As our tours pass through this area and we have made lots of dear friends in the villages, we decided to create a gofundme page...
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PHANGAN PLASTIC PROJECT
Each year approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the worlds oceans, and around 60% of this is apparently down to 5 countries in Asia (Vietnam, China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Phillipines). Now, this is not to say that...
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GILI ECO TRUST
The Gili Eco Trust started in 2000 to help protect tropical paradise Gili Trawangan in Indonesia. Our groups visit the island as part of the Bali Experience tour, we've seen how much they do to protect the environment so it's an organisation that is close to our hearts...
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CLEAN WATER PROJECT
This initiative started by Mad Monkey Hostels and The Cambodian Buddhist Association for Vulnerable children is doing a fantastic job of building wells in Rural Cambodia for villages and families who otherwise would not have access to clean water. When we found out that...
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WAYAN & HIS FAMILY COOKING SCHOOL
Anyone who has been on one of our Bali tours will have met the absolute legend Wayan and his family. We have been working with this local family for three years now and they really make our tours special! They are always happy, smiling and giving our guests the best...
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BEACH CLEANS
Trash Hero are a cool organisation who aim to keep the world clean for future generations through a number of sustainable initiatives (or just picking up rubbish). They have chapters all over the world and as we agree whole heartedly with what they are doing, we try and link....
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Sanglaburi XMAS Mission 2018
At TruTravels we believe that the travel industry has the potential to change the world for the better. Our vision is to unite people, companies and charities from all over the world, with the common goal of reducing the current global equality divide, whilst showing our travellers...
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PACS
Phangan Animal Care for Strays is a charity based on our home island of Koh Phangan and as animal lovers, one that is close to our hearts. They do a fantastic job of controlling the population of stray animals on the island and also tending to any that are in need of medical...
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TT & HIS TUKTUK
Whilst running tours in Cambodia, we happened to stumble across a lovely Tuk Tuk driver residing in Siem Reap by the name of TT. After taking a few of our groups on their sunrise tour of Angkor Wat, we got chatting with TT and learned his story. We were so moved by this...
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