-To promote ecotourism, environmental preservation, and cultural preservation in areas that see high volume adventure tourism traffic globally.
-To provide training to and certify tour operators and adventure tourism vendors to be ecologically sensitive and financially fair.
-To conduct workshops on environmental conservation, public health, collectivized insurance, fair wages, risk mitigation, safety, and labor regulations in areas most impacted by adventure tourism.
-To work with regional and national governments to promote ecotourism and sustainable tourism.
Voygr lowers ecological impact and promotes livelihoods in communities globally by creating a 3rd party certification, adding accountability, and consistency to tour providers that are branded as fair & sustainable. We leverage market forces to incentivize responsible practices by providing a superior for-profit booking platform. Voygr aggregates benefits such as insurance, advertizing, training, and reservations for responsible tour providers, giving them an edge in the market.
Voygr has two approaches to form an international alliance of sustainable tour operators to give them a collective edge in the global travel market:
The non-profit, Voygr Ecotourism and Sustainable Travel Alliance (VESTA) provides training and certifications for ecological, fair, and ethical operators. Workshops are on environmental conservation, public health, collectivized insurance, wages, risk mitigation, safety, and labor regulations in areas most impacted by adventure tourism. VESTA issues a 1 year sustainable certification to vendors that pass the course and meet standards. Certifications are renewed based on customer and local partner feedback.
Voygr.com is for-profit and lets clients book VESTA-certified guides. Guides can list services, and collect verified reviews. Clients interact with them, providing an unprecedented amount of online access to adventure. Vendors benefit through aggregation of insurance, collective marketing, standardized practices, and collectivised income.