Itravel is firmly committed to economic, community, and environmental sustainability. When choosing our partners, we attach great importance to their social, ecological and ethical standards of operation. We give priority to sustainable hotels and eco-lodges and prefer to partner with local companies and organisations to support local economies and give our customers authentic cultural experiences. We do not offer activities involving the abuse of animal rights or welfare, including captivation. For example, we do not offer elephant riding or dolphin encounters in any circumstance other than in open water. At itravel, our dedication to animal welfare inspires us to go beyond merely prohibitive measures and work with animal rescue camps and sanctuaries to raise awareness of the situation of endangered species. Conscious of tourism’s environmental impact, we have banned all large ocean cruises from our portfolio and avoid domestic flights whenever possible. Instead, we take advantage of train services and rental cars. Our commitment to sustainability isn’t evident only in the products we offer our customers. We also consciously strive to meet the standard of a “Green Office”: we have contracted clean renewable energy, use recycled paper, and order our supplies exclusively from sustainable sources.