Giving Back to the Community

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Ever since his days as a student at Tourism University in Hanoi, Vietnam, Mr. Ruby, the founder of Origin Travel, has believed in giving back to local communities. Today, that same principle continues to guide the company’s work through the Origin Vietnam Foundation.

The Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of social and environmental issues in the region, and it supports charitable projects aimed at improving these issues. In addition to this, the Foundation also works closely with local communities and suppliers to establish new Community-Based Tourism projects and grassroots initiatives throughout Vietnam. Through these efforts, Origin Travel and the Origin Vietnam Foundation are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those in need in the region.

Responsible Tourism

Origin Travel focuses on Responsible Tourism in Vietnam

From his early days as a student at Tourism University in Hanoi, Vietnam, Mr. Ruby, the founder of Origin Travel, has been committed to giving back to local communities. This guiding principle has continued to drive the company’s work, including through the Origin Vietnam Foundation, which aims to raise awareness of social and environmental issues in the region and support charitable projects working to address them.

In addition to this, we work closely with local communities and suppliers to establish new Community-Based Tourism projects and other grassroots initiatives in Vietnam. We recognize the power of tourism to bring about positive change and strive to approach our work with an ethical and responsible mindset.

For us, responsible tourism means offering authentic experiences that benefit both visitors and locals, and leaving a positive impact on the places we visit. We believe that sustainable tourism is the future of travel and are dedicated to developing a style of travel that helps make the world a better place.

Community Based Tourism

At Origin Vietnam Travel, we support community-based tourism through partnerships with local organizations. Our clients have the opportunity to learn about authentic cultures while supporting environmental and cultural preservation efforts. We believe in responsible tourism that improves the welfare of local communities.

Treading Lightly

At Origin Vietnam Travel, we prioritize eco-friendliness in our operations. We turn off all idling engines and use environmentally-friendly modes of transport whenever possible. In remote areas, we use biodegradable cleaning products and ensure proper waste disposal to minimize our impact on the environment.

We also encourage our clients to stay at eco-resorts and other responsible accommodation options, and to help us keep the places we visit clean by not leaving any litter behind. By working together towards a more sustainable travel industry, we can help protect the environment for future generations.

Local Charities

At Origin Vietnam Travel, we believe that working with local charities is key to maximizing the benefits of tourism on local communities. That’s why we incorporate sustainable tourism projects into our itineraries and promote charity-run shops and vocational institutions that train local youths.

Through these efforts, we aim to showcase the beauty of these destinations while exploring positive ways to contribute to the growth of Indochina. By supporting local charities and sustainable tourism initiatives, we can make a positive impact on local society and economy, while also offering our clients unique and authentic travel experiences.

Project Done from 2010

Origin Travel focuses on Responsible Tourism in Vietnam. Giving back to local communities has been a principle of Origin’s founder Ruby since his student days.

On the 25 December 2010 Ruby took the Nieto family on a tour of Cong Dam Floating village in Bai Tu Long Bay and gave 32 chilren books and pencils. This is one small gesture but it is significant to the children who now have supplies of books for almost a whole year..

The students performed a wonderful play they wrote for us

This is a small gesture but it is very significant to the 25 children who now have supplies of notebooks for almost a whole year and are committed to studying hard this year!

In addition to this donation, Origin Travel provides comprehensive scholarships for five children from poor families in the village who do not have the financial ability to attend school. These scholarships provide funds for school supplies and appropriate clothing.

The recipients of the scholarships in 2011-2012, 2012 – 2013, 2013 – 2014, 2014 – till now are:

  • Ngyen Van Thuan Grade 1
  • Nguyen Thi Thuy Grade 4
  • Nguyen Van Lanh Grade 4
  • Nguyen Thi Yen Grade 2
  • Nguyen Thi Truc Grade 4

What we are doing?

Our year-old program is funded entirely by a portion of Origin Travel’s profits and small donations from our clients. We are proud to contribute to the betterment of children in the village, and we hope to expand our efforts to benefit other villages in the Bai Tu Long area and beyond.

We invite our clients and guests to support our program by making a small donation or creating a lightweight “care” package of basic school supplies like notebooks, pencils, and erasers for our students.

We believe that education is essential for children and families in impoverished areas, and we are committed to making it available to as many children as possible. To learn more about how you can help, please contact us at Thank you for your support.

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