Alexandra Pastollnigg, Author at Fair Voyage

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Alexandra Pastollnigg
Being a responsible traveller means a lot of things: from preserving natural environments, respecting foreign cultures and human rights, to protecting one’s own health and safety as traveller. When practiced with an open mind, we at Fair Voyage believe that travelling is not only a way of self education and enjoyment, but also an irreplaceable factor...
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Ever since the explosion of the internet, being an agent or international has received a bad connotation amongst the conscious travel community. After all, online platforms have made it possible for us to book directly with local guides. So why do we still need international agents? Here are five reasons why local tour guides cannot replace the role...
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We often receive feedback from travellers that we’re at least US$1,000 more affordable than the next best comparable quote in the market. Therefore, you might ask yourself: Are we too good to be true? As consumers, we often tend to assume that cheap equals poor quality. But being cheaper can also be a reflection of...
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Hi, I’m Alex, Founder of Fair Voyage. Human dignity and respect are some of our core values here at Fair Voyage. I’m sure you value humanity just as much as we do. Like you, I’m also a consumer of many products and services in my daily life. That’s why I’d like to share with you...
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 By Alexandra Pastollnigg, Founder Fair Voyage Digitalization has changed the way we travel. It enables us to book our trips online directly with locals. By cutting out the middlemen, we reduce costs and make sure that our money goes to local people. To me, that made a lot of sense. Three years ago, I...
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Read what it’s like to climb Kilimanjaro off-the-beaten track in authentic wilderness on the 8-day Grand Traverse route. Download your free e-book with our detailed day-by-day account of this most luxurious of all Kilimanjaro itineraries.
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There are many ways how you can refill your reusable water container and avoid plastic waste while travelling – often for free (read why): During your flight: Ask for water to be filled into your bottle rather than wasting new cups. On an organized tour: Responsible tour operators usually provide drinking water for you to fill your water...
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Have you ever counted the plastic cups used and thrown out during a long-haul flight? Or the number of tiny plastic water bottles consumed during your hotel stay? Multiply your own consumption by millions of travellers, and you’ll reach thousands of tons of new plastics waste created every single day! Most of the plastic waste...
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As a conscious traveller, you care about our environment. To reduce your footprint, you also want to reduce waste. Who hasn’t heard of all the problems caused by plastic polluting our environment and waters! Here are three things that you as a conscious traveller can pack to avoid completely unnecessary new plastic waste: Water container...
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Selecting the best hiking route on Kilimanjaro is a subjective question as there is no single best hiking route that works for every climber. In this article, we hope to help you choose the best hiking route for you and will make recommendations depending on your preferences. Generally speaking, routes vary by length, difficulty, scenery,...
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