Global Responsibility & Giving Back
Journeys International was one of the first travel companies to implement a Code of Ethics to guide our travelers’, and staff members’ interactions with the world around them. This statement has stood as an example for other companies as the industry has evolved best practices for responsible travel.
As a company, we also believe that investing in local communities through travel provides an economic alternative to activities like poaching, plundering natural resources, and other wasteful practices. Journeys is proud to support local communities in travel destinations around the world and in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where we are based. In every destination our travelers are served by local guides and drivers, and wherever possible we book travelers to stay in locally-owned accommodations. Our international partners are locally-owned tour operators and, in many cases, family businesses, just like Journeys.
Journeys supports international projects through our close relationship with the Earth Preservation Fund. Founded by Journeys in 1979, just one year after the first Journeys trip, the EPF promotes sustainability in destinations where Journeys travelers go. Journeys travelers often visit EPF projects during trips and experience first hand the impact of their contributions. A portion of the revenue from every Journeys trip supports the EPF and travelers are encouraged to make additional donations.