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Buffalo Q&A: The Sapa Experience with CBT Vietnam

Go behind the scenes with CBT Vietnam, an organisation dedicated to helping Sapa, Vietnam’s ethnic minority locals create sustainable businesses for their families and communities. Among many other things, one of the most important elements of responsible travel is supporting local business and communities with your travel dollar. But sometimes, it’s not as easy as […]

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Wildlife Close Encounters: Do’s and Don’ts

Do you like the sound of wildlife tourism in Asia but you’re not sure what’s animal-friendly and what’s not? We’ve created this wildlife do’s and don’t infographic to answer all of your questions. The do’s and don’ts of interacting with wildlife can be a bit of a minefield. There are activities that don’t seem harmful to animals when they […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC]: Asia Guide to Souvenirs: Wildlife Edition

How can smarter choices for souvenirs help protect Asia’s endangered wildlife? We teamed up with Animals Asia to create top tips for making wildlife-friendly choices in Asia! Spend just a few days travelling in Asia, and you’ll soon learn about the “world’s most expensive coffee”. Called ‘kopi luwak’, the story behind this prized bean is […]

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Asia’s Elephants in Captivity – A Closer Look, Part One

Last year, Buffalo Tours launched an ambitious initiative to tackle an important issue: the welfare of captive elephants in Asia. Coming from a long history in logging, many elephants now live in captivity within tourism camps whose main income is elephant riding – a practice that raises important questions about animal welfare. As leaders in responsible travel, […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC] What is Responsible Travel?

What is responsible travel, and what does it mean for your next journey to Asia? Check out this visual primer to responsible travel – and how you can make your next trip more sustainable! We admit it – we talk a lot about responsible travel, and how it plays a big part in how we create our journeys. […]

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Buffalo Q&A: How a Meal in Asia Can Change a Life

Where you choose to eat dinner in Asia can be life-changing for the locals. We sat down with a Vietnam-based social enterprise to talk about how hospitality training are changing local lives for the better – and how you can help! Since 1999, KOTO has trained countless disadvantaged Vietnamese youth in a bid to give […]

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What We Mean When We Say "Change Travel, Change Lives"

Change travel, change lives – that’s what the Buffalo Tours team is all about this year. But what is responsible tourism, and what do we mean when we say “changing lives through travel”? Our Managing Director Matt Masson digs into how little changes in our travel decisions make a big impact on local communities – […]

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6 Asia Itineraries With a Responsible Travel Twist

Searching for the perfect itinerary in Asia that you can feel good about? These awesome Asia itinerary choices for responsible travellers puts a premium on feel-good travel. This is our list of top Asia tour alternatives that do travel differently. Asia has gone from the backpacker destination of choice to the perfect getaway for families, honeymoons and […]

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Buffalo Q&A: Making 2016 a ChildSafe Year in Thailand

In 2011, Buffalo Tours teamed up with ChildSafe Thailand, a Friends International organisation tasked with combating child exploitation in the country. Since then, our team has helped bring awareness to these important issues through guide training and support – but you’re the key to taking their mission to the next level. We sat down with […]

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#ChangeTravelChangeLives – How To Travel Differently in 2016

Our new Year’s Resolutions this year are all about changing travel – and changing lives – for the better. Here’s what we’re committing to doing in 2016, and how you can be a part of it, too! Travel has a way of changing our lives for the better. It opens our minds to new experiences, […]

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