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Responsible Tourism and Giving Back

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Kelli
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Practicing Responsible Tourism with Telluride Tourbase

At Telluride Tourbase, we believe that the spirit of adventure goes hand in hand with a deep respect for the communities we visit and the environments we explore. Our commitment to sustainable travel and giving back to the community is not just a policy—it's the core of our ethos. Thats why 5% of our profits go directly to organizations that help preserve Southwest Colorado’s natural resources and cultural heritage. When you book your adventures with us, you can be sure that you, too, are taking responsibility for protecting these sacred lands. 

Sustainable Travel: Preserving the Beauty We Seek

Adventure travel takes us to some of the most stunning and remote corners of the world. It's our responsibility to minimize our environmental footprint to preserve these places for future generations of explorers. At Telluride Tourbase, we prioritize eco-friendly practices by implementing Leave No Trace Principles, reducing our carbon footprint, and supporting conservation efforts. This means using reusable water bottles, avoiding single-use plastics, educating and creating awareness, sticking to established trails, and not disturbing wildlife. 

Community Involvement: Supporting the Heart of Our Destinations

The heart of every destination is its community. We beuild strong relationships with other local partners to support economic development and cultural preservation. By partnering with other locally-owned businesses, we ensure that the benefits of tourism are directly felt by those who call this beautiful place home.

Responsible tourism also involves supporting the local economy. When we travel, we have the power to contribute positively to the livelihoods of local residents. Moreover, we encourage our travelers to engage in the local community. This not only enriches the travel experience but also fosters a more meaningful connection with the destination. 

Conservation Efforts: Active Participation in Environmental Stewardship

Our love for adventure is matched by our passion for conservation. Telluride Tourbase actively participates in and funds local conservation projects. A portion of every booking is donated to initiatives that protect wildlife, restore natural habitats, and promote environmental education. We also organize volunteer opportunities for our guests who wish to contribute hands-on during their travels. Here are a list of local stewards who are making a difference:

Travel with Purpose: Your Adventure, Our Community's Future

Choosing Telluride Tourbase means embarking on an adventure that not only thrills but also gives back. We invite you to join us in this journey towards a more sustainable and equitable future for travel. Together, we can ensure that the thrill of discovery is a gift that keeps on giving, both to the traveler and the world that welcomes us.

As we venture into the unknown, let's carry with us a sense of responsibility and a desire to contribute positively. Let's explore, enjoy, and protect the wonders that make our planet truly remarkable. By traveling responsibly, we not only enhance our own travel experiences but also ensure that the places we love remain vibrant and welcoming for years to come. Together, we can make a difference and become stewards of the world's natural and cultural treasures.

 

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Written by: Kelli

Travel Company Owner: Kelli Gleason is the Owner of Telluride Tourbase, a travel tech company focused on helping people find the best tours and activities. She is a 5th generation Colorado native and currently resides in Telluride, Colorado. You can often find her on a sailboat in the Caribbean or connecting with nature on her skis, bike, hiking shoes, yoga mat, or a raft. 


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