Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

Code of Ethics for Travellers

  • Use locally owned infrastructure for the accommodation and transport wherever possible.
  • Spread the financial benefits amongst the local people and the tour operators.
  • Provide employment and leadership opportunities for the local people.
  • Respect for our local customs and their culture.
  • Provide safe trips for the Intrepid staff and travellers.
  • Educate the travellers and our tour operators about how and why we choose to travel in this way.
  • Limit the negative impacts to daily lifestyles of local people who are not involved with the intrepid groups.
  • Limit the physical impact of trips in all destination communities-particularly the sensitive, natural and cultural environments.
  • Provide support to organisations and the local communities who are visited by the intrepid groups.
  • Provide fun & enjoyable trips to intrepid travellers.
  • Provide opportunities for the travellers to interact with the local people.
  • Actively ban the leader and passenger participation in or the endorsement of commercial sexual activities or the use of illegal drug use on intrepid trips.
  • Actively discourage the participation of intrepid groups in activities which leads to the exploit of animals - wild or domestic.
  • Use the local tour operators that adhere to intrepid's responsible travel philosophies and provide the best possible service to the intrepid travellers and the staff.
  • Work to prevent the exploitation of children in tourism.
  • Support and encourage fair employment practices.
  • Give our travellers the best possible value for money.