As a locally owned Argentine business, we strive to operate all of our tours in a responsible manner. We work with local tour operators, tour guides and properties to ensure that the economic benefit stays within the local community.
We follow all local environmental laws and legislation, and work with local partners that minimally impact the natural surroundings to ensure that we protect the national parks and destinations that we visit for future generations.
We work closely with local communities, guides, parks, restaurants and properties to ensure that our clients experience the local culture in a meaningful way.
As an Argentine owned travel business, we understand the importance of supporting our local partners during both the good times and the bad times. By working with local businesses over the years, we ensure a high level of quality and that our clients’ needs are satisfied. We also pay our local guides a solid wage (generally higher than other local businesses).
We are working to keep our operations green and are utilizing web/e-communication to reduce paper consumption. Additionally, we are constantly assessing our operations to see how we may partner with and support local communities, NGOs, wilderness areas, regional and national parks that we visit.
Say Hueque is committed to making the world a better place. For us, as a local Argentine-operated company, this means that we not only want to help travelers to see our beautiful country, but we also want to give back a portion of our proceeds to our community. We trust this is the essense of begin an organization of responsible tourism and for this reason, Say Solidario was launched two year ago by our company. Say Solidario is focused on giving back to the people, culture and enviroment of the destinations we visit. If you want to know more, please have a look at the following article http://argentina-travel-blog.sayhueque.com/responsible-tourismsay-solidario/
Say Hueque is a Travel Agency authorized by the Argentine State Department of Tourism which means that we are allowed by the Government to provide services in the country. Say Hueque is a member of the most prestigious Travel Associations like:
STI (Sustainable Travel International)
Is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes ecotourism, through education and outreach. Through their work, governments, companies, NGOs and local communities can unite and use tourism to achieve the right balance between economic development, green growth, and protection of their natural and cultural assets. For years, they have been developing, testing, and sharing inclusive methodologies, to enable self-directed sustainability for the tourism industry.
ATTA (Adventure Travel Trade Association)
Serves 1000 members in 80 countries worldwide. Members predominantly include tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents and accommodations with a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism. The ATTA delivers solutions and connections that propel members towards their business goals and the industry toward a responsible and profitable future.
ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents)
Is the world's largest association of travel professionals. The members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. They are the leading advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. ASTA's (American Society of Travel Agents) mission is to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism.
LATA (Latin America Travel Association)
Is a membership association that aims to promote Latin America as a tourist destination and stimulate growth of travel to the region. LATA members represent an ever growing travel community with passion and knowledge for Latin America. The association with over 275 companies including airlines, hotels, tour operators and the travel press.
CAT ( Camara Argentina de Turismo)
The Argentina Chamber of Tourism, as related in the private sector, their mission is to represent and defend the tourist community of Argentina, promoting sustainability by protecting the environment, native communities and cultural identity as well as raise awareness in society of the importance the sector and promote tourism within and outside the country.
Destino Argentina is an organization that brings together more than 170 outstanding companies in the country. The organization has been oriented to the international promotion of Argentina with two clear aims in mind: to arouse in each traveler the interest of learning about Argentina and to position the country among one of the best premium destinations for travelers all around the world.
Is an online travel agency offering over 7,500 responsible holidays from over 3,000 holiday providers around the world. It is one of the world’s largest green travel companies. The company sells holidays designed to maximise the benefit and minimise the harm involved in tourism and was the first of its kind in the world. Holidays are screened for their compliance with environmental, social and economic criteria with an emphasis on grassroot initiatives and local providers.