Responsible travel promotes the sustainable development of destinations by minimizing negative impacts and maximizing positive effects of tourism on individuals and local communities. At Myanmar Shalom we are committed to grow our business in a sustainable manner.
Making a positive impact through travel doesn’t mean sacrificing luxury. We’re on a mission to prove this, and are taking steps to make a positive impact through travel in everything we do.
We were granted the Travelife Partner award in December 2019. The award is recognition for the long-term efforts and commitment we’ve shown in improving our sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Compliance required meeting more than 100 criteria related to our office management, product range, international business partners, and client information.
Travelife, which has been established with the support of the European Commission, is the leading international sustainability certification in the travel sector.
Myanmar Shalom is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) – a framework used to align a company’s operations and strategies with universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. We believe strongly in playing our part in making Myanmar not only a better place to visit, but also a better place to live. For further information on our sustainability policy, Code of Conduct, commitments and actions,
Myanmar Shalom feels passionate that it is imperative to give back to the local communities we visit. We have partnered with local communities in developing programs with direct impact and which provide economic sustainability.
Myanmar Shalom Travels has been helping villages from Kalaw to Inle that we use for trekking route to make destinations better places for people to live in and for traveler to visit. Annually we provide school supplies, water system and rebuild & restore the classroom for new students.
In 2016 Myanmar Shalom Travels has assisted funding to build class room for remote village in Bagan area and provide school supplies to over 300 students.
When the Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, Myanmar Shalom Travel, its travel partners and clients raised over 20000 US Dollars which were used for emergency relief, distributing food, rebuilding villages, houses, clinics and schools.
Myanmar Shalom has sponsored interfaith events and advocate for a better understanding between different faiths and peoples and support in dialogue with leaders from different communities. Every year since 2012 Myanmar Shalom founder, Sammy Samuels, is invited to attend an interfaith meeting with the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Myanmar Shalom supports financial assistant and restoration to over 130 years old Yangon only Synagogue, one of the heritage buildings and top tourist attraction in Yangon. Through our efforts, in June 2016, the synagogue was recognized by the Yangon Heritage Trust and the Yangon Regional Government as a historically significant building. A blue plaque was installed to remember the Jewish community who lived in Yangon for many generations and to recognize the diverse faiths still alive in the city. Synagogue must see top 5 tourist attractions in Yangon by tripadvisor
At Myanmar Shalom Travel, we believe that forming a community is vital to the success of any endeavor. A community requires respect, a sense of safety and security, and pathways to develop and grow. Our teams and workplace are built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect for one another. This philosophy extends to all aspects of operations and our local partners at our various destinations.