We at Track of the Tiger T.R.D. (Tourism Resources Development) believe we have a responsibility to improve the tourism experience for both our clients and the host destinations and communities in which we work.
Our mission is to design and deliver a diverse range of products and programmes that protect and promote the cultures, customs, lifestyles and environment of the host countries we work in, ensuring them a more equitable share of the opportunities and rewards that tourism offers. (Read more)
We seek to counteract the negative impacts of mainstream tourism by employing a more responsible business model that ensures sustainability, whilst avoiding reliance on tourism as a single source of revenue.
Our award-winning non-profit organization, VWB (Volunteers Without Borders) uses client provided CS & CSR donor funding as well as volunteer assistance to support VWB projects that are used as a platform for many of our programmes.
Products & Services Overview
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Corporate Team Building & Leadership- We offer a selection of challenge by choice-based programmes ranging in duration from half a day to several days. The emphasis is on fully engaging teams in the 'Plan, Do, Review' process so that they gain the greatest benefit from doing so. We work closely with the Volunteers Without Borders Foundation and use their projects as a platform for our combined Study, Research, CS,CSR & Team Building programmes.
Experiential Education for Schools and Universities - Covering environmental and outdoor education, team building, leadership and tourism as well as environmental impact research, and service-learning in collaboration. Programmes are based from our Sanpatong Experiential Education Centre on the outskirts of Chiang Mai and with our partners the Maekok River Village Resort & Outdoor Education Centre in the north of the province. We work closely with the VWB Foundation and use their projects as a platform for our CS (service-learning) and CSR (corporate social responsibility) programmes. Most recently, we have developed coastal programme options in the Prachuab Khiri Khan area in the Gulf of Thailand.
Volunteering CS & CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Programmes - The Volunteers Without Borders Foundation was established to address the inequalities in tourism that deny opportunity and advancement to local entrepreneurs/communities in and beyond established tourism destinations.
Taking an integrated-solutions based approach its projects cover; (1) Responsible tourism development. (2) English language education and infrastructure support in rural Thai schools (3) Sustainable agriculture development in schools & rural communities. (4) Community managed forest initiatives.
Special Interest Tours, Activities, Courses & Workshops - Track of the Tiger T.R.D. is the appointed local agent for the RTA (Responsible Tourism Alliance) and is developing a social enterprise driven, non-commission-based search and booking platform for tourism SMMEs - as a more equitable alternative to the options available at present. Under the pilot project, it runs customised special interest travel programmes aimed at promoting micro and small tourism businesses along pre-designated tourist routes that radiate out from established destinations. VWB is the non-profit partner providing development services and training for those partnering businesses.