Travel should be a respectful, safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. SunBird Tours acknowledges its responsibility towards society to be a good corporate citizen. This is about mutual understanding and respect between people and societies. We ensure to protect these vulnerable resources for future generations.
Compliance with applicable law in general
SunBird Tours expects its Suppliers to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations, and industry minimum standards.
Means of transport should comply with the legal local standard. The Supplier should consider minimum quality and safety arguments when selecting the mode of transport. The Supplier is responsible for training of drivers and a code of conduct with regards to driving. The Supplier will take care of environmentally friendly transport, if available.
We will stimulate the use of accommodations that do not damage the environment and will prefer the use of sustainable accommodation, in case of equal possibilities. In case of clear evidence that contracted accommodations jeopardize the provision or integrity of basic services such as food, water, energy, healthcare or soil to the neighboring communities it can be reason to terminate the co-operation with the accommodation.
Excursions and attractions in which captive wildlife is held are not offered, except for properly regulated activities in compliance with local and national law. Any disturbance of natural ecosystems is minimized. Where available preference is given to excursions that operate on the basis of acknowledged and controlled sustainability standards. The company offers no products or services of excursion providers that harm humans, animals, plants, natural resources (e.g. water/energy), or which are socially/culturally unacceptable, such as elephant rides, visit to orphanage, home-age.
We offer cultural and natural excursions like cycling and hiking tours, it always include local suppliers like bakeries, fishermen and markets. When planning meals, we do not order the caterers exactly what to cook, only inform them of special requests or allergies, encouraging thereat the use of seasonal and local products bought from local farmers. In addition, we encourage to serve regional and typical food. We strives to make our excursions as sustainable as possible.
Sexual exploitation of children and adolescents
The Supplier allows or tolerates no child prostitution at the premises and facilities of subcontracted accommodations. Any suspicious behaviour from guests, employees, staff from suppliers of the Supplier or any other person on the Suppliers premises or during excursions must be report to the local authorities by the Supplier. Better Places will end the contractual agreement prematurely if the Supplier does not take adequate measures to prevent sexual exploitation of children within the direct supply chain (e.g. accommodations and excursions).
Local sourcing and benefiting communities
We encourage our guests and supplier to choose locally produced goods in preference to imported ones wherever possible. The Supplier shall promote local products and services to guests, by recommending guides, restaurants, markets and craft centres wherever possible.
Biodiversity is an important reason for people’s holiday decisions. Entrance fees give economic value to nature resorts, and generate income for local people, and a stimulus to protect the area.
Best Practice Standard
Best Practice standards and other guidance towards more sustainability management (e.g. training manuals) are distributed to the bestselling accommodations;
Education and promotion of sustainable supply chain Some excellent resources can be found at
How Hotels can reduce food waste;