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All of us are travellers !

Most of us travel for work, leisure, or myriad other purposes. It is our Responsibility to be Responsible travellers where we leave a minimal footprint on the destination we travel to.

As a Responsible traveller, it is our endeavor to spread best Practices and call out the bad ones. This is your opportunity to share your experiences, thoughts, ideas of Sustainable/Green/Responsible practices with us and others from the industry .The Responsible Tourism Society of India is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable and responsible tourism practices within the tourism industry.
We play a watch dog role , where we call out all the non-Responsible activities; you can be our eyes & ears on the ground.

Responsible Tourism is our collective movement and it takes all hands on board to move forward. If you are looking at playing a more active role, Join us as an Individual member !!!

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You also have an opportunity to share your experience, thoughts, ideas wrt Sustainable/Green/Responsible practices with us and others from the industry. Membership of RTSOI exposes you to domain knowledge and a lot of other interesting conversations on sustainability.

As a student or a young professional, you also have an opportunity to be an intern at RTSOI and learn from the best while offering your services in various areas such as content writing, social media handling .. or other areas of your interest.

The Responsible Tourism Society of India is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable and responsible tourism practices within the tourism industry. We believe it is our Collective Responsibility to make our industry Sustainable

When you, a hotel, joins hands with us, that’s an indicator of your interest in being Sustainable. It doesn’t really matter whether (or how) Sustainable you are today, but as long as you are willing to follow the path and progress everyday, we are happy to help.

We help you:

  • Become Sustainable.
  • Offer solutions to your sustainability Problems.
  • Offer training programs & workshops to your staff.
  • Help you get Certified on Sustainability parameters.
  • Influence Policy Decisions affecting your industry sector.
  • Network with practitioners.

RTSOI is a group of practitioners of Responsible Tourism – we also have a role in advising the Government on its policy matters. Being a member, provides you an opportunity to be a part of “think tank advisory“ to local, state and central government bodies. On being associated with us;

    • You have a priority Access to all domain research, data, policies and guidelines that lies with us.
    • RTSOI is a wonderful Platform to share your best practices / unique experiences with other members through RTSOI’s Newsletters, Blogs and other such communication channels.
    • RTSOI is the harbinger of Standards and Certifications. Members may get additional consideration in getting STCI certification in near future.
    • Sustainability practices deal with a lot of issues- that relate to air, water, wildlife, Biodiversity, communities and so many others. As member RTSOI, you get an opportunity to contribute and work on an issue closest to your heart.
    • RTSOI is happy to take on- ‘on ground Projects’ to fulfill your CSR obligations if any. You are entitled to discount on the management fee/consultation.

The Responsible Tourism Society of India is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable and responsible tourism practices within the tourism industry

When you join hands with us, that’s an indicator of your interest in being Sustainable. It doesn’t really matter whether or how Sustainable you are today, but as long as you are willing to follow the path and progress everyday, we are happy to help.

We help you :

  • Become Sustainable.
  • Offer solutions to your sustainability Problems.
  • Offer training programs & workshops to your staff.
  • Help you get certified on Sustainability parameters.
  • Influence Policy Decisions affecting your industry sector.
  • Network with practitioners.

RTSOI is a group of practitioners of Responsible Tourism – we also have a role in advising the Government on its policy matters. Being a member, provides you an opportunity to be a part of “think tank advisory“ to local, state and central government bodies. On joining us;

  • You have a priority Access to all domain research, data, policies and guidelines that lies with us.
  • RTSOI is a wonderful Platform to share your best practices / unique experiences with other members through RTSOI’s Newsletters, Blogs and other such communication channels.
  • RTSOI is the harbinger of Standards and Certifications. Members may get additional consideration in getting STCI certification in near future.
  • Sustainability practices deal with a lot of issues- that relate to air, water, wildlife, Biodiversity, communities and so many others. As member RTSOI, you get an opportunity to contribute and work on an issue closest to your heart.
  • RTSOI is happy to take on- ‘on ground Projects’ to fulfill your CSR obligations if any. You are entitled to discount on the management fee/consultation.

RTSOI is a group constituting Experts from Various subsectors. By associating with RTSOI, you get a Singular point connect to experts from all the associated sectors such as Wildlife, Adventure, Biodiversity, Social Sector, Communities etc

We all work in coordination to make the Destination Sustainable . The Responsible Tourism Society of India is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable and responsible tourism practices within the tourism industry

Our special offering for the state govts include;

Help in Instituting Sustainability as an Important Policy matter.

RTSOI believes that Sustainability as a concept needs to be a part of all conversations and all planning happening at the state, district ,village and business level. RTSOI helps demystifying Sustainability to every stakeholder in the state leading to not only Policies being framed but also their actual implementation happening

RTSOI assists the state govts achieve the above by introducing Quizzes and other engagement programs with schools, colleges and other educational institutes specializing in Tourism studies

We can also create a separate awards category on ‘most Sustainable property’/ ‘Project’/ etc. in the state to promote the concept.

A social media campaign on Responsible practices can be specially created for the govt to get Responsible behavior into everyday consumer behavior

Carrying Capacity studies of varied geographical entities

Destinations have limited resources. Some of our best known destinations are running out of basic resources as water, parking spaces etc.

RTSOI is happy to undertake the Carrying capacity studies of the destinations and other geographical entities like hill stations to enable the state govt to control the negative impact of tourism along with spreading the tourists which enables more people benefitting from the tourism activity.

Skill Building Workshops & Projects

Sustainability practices take training. RTSOI conducts skill building and awareness creating workshops on practical sustainability areas such as waste management at hotel/ unit level, carbon foot printing, certifications and many others to ensure Capacity building that leads to a critical mass of people understanding and practicing sustainability.

Developing a world recognized Sustainable Tourism destination as per the parameters of STCI

Our country is blessed with places of immense natural beauty that have the potential of developing as important, popular and Sustainable destinations. RTSOI guides the state and its destinations as well as all tourism stakeholders become STCI Compliant and become known as the most sustainable tourism state

As a Affiliate Partner member from the support sector

If you are not directly from the core tourism Industry, but are from a supporting sector, (such as Hotel Equipment supplier sector, FMCG, Air-conditioning etc) or are providing services to the industry ( such as architect, water harvesting professional etc), this is your opportunity to share your expertise in Sustainable/Green/Responsible practices with all our members.

  • RTSOI looks to gain from your learnings and Best Practices that can help the tourism industry get more sustainable.
  • RTSOI is a group constituting Experts from Various subsectors. We would be happy to create a Project of your interest to find solutions to problems faced by you and rest of the industry, utilizing the expertise of our experts and raising the standards of the industry further.
  • We are happy to showcase your Best Practices at our various platforms – such as website , Blogs, our workshops etc and welcome your participation at our workshops to share your expertise.
  • RTSOI is happy to take on- ‘on ground Projects’ to fulfill your CSR obligations if any. You are entitled to discount on the management fee/consultation by virtue of being a partner.

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Learn and Offer

The Responsible Tourism Society of India is looking for creative and hard working interns with a passion for responsible travel.

This is a unique opportunity to work with a leading organization, learn about the Tourism & Travel industry, get exposed to the events and activities that RTSOI organizes, and get a deeper understanding of how the Tourism industry works.

For current students and recent graduates, this is an opportunity to learn about careers in a growing, dynamic, rewarding industry, while starting on the path toward being tomorrow’s innovators, travel industry leaders.

Interns will have the opportunity to work remotely from anywhere, communicating with the RTSOI team and Society Members, while learning about the industry, contributing to the goals and initiatives of the Society, and gaining practical and applicable work experience.

This is a remote part time position with flexible hours. Student must have access to computer and internet. Internships are not compensated.

Each program will last three to six months and accept up to 4 interns. Program extensions may be considered.

Skills Needed

  • English language proficiency.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with using Internet, email, basic document programs, Google Drive, etc.
  • Organization skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Strong team player.
  • Ability to work remotely with internet access.
  • Social media skills a plus.

Program Benefits

  • The opportunity to work at National Level Society & events.
  • The opportunity to be published on one of our blogs.
  • Practical, real world work skills and experience working with a remote global team.
  • A Capstone or legacy project.
  • Exposure to our business community through various channels.
  • Access to research and education.
  • Access to job opportunities.
  • A certificate of completion of program at the end of the Three month period.

Terms are February to July and August to January.

Applications are currently being accepted for August to January 2020.

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