How We Give Back
We believe tourism is vital for the country’s future and the prosperity of its people. Accordingly, we do our best to operate in sustainable manner. Whatever the tour selected, our guests receive the real deal – and in a manner designed to do no damage to the local culture or ecosystems.
Discovery DMC is keen promoter of engagement and interaction between travelers and local communities and through sustainable tourism supporting local economy. Our team has developed a range of participatory CBT tours in various destinations which can be conveniently combined to any tour itineraries.
Click here to read more about one of our favorite CBT projects the Sin Taung Community Home in Shan State; a project that is creating meaningful impact in the local community and one that we believe truly embody the principals of sustainable community based tourism.
Our tours to wonderful Kayah State are also run with the aid of a local CBT project. When visiting tribal villages in the region we take part in community run tours and workshops that ensure that locals participate in the tourism growth in their area.
For all of our tours we also aim to select accommodation and dining choices that embody our philosophy of sustainable and locally driven tourism. We prioritize hotels that are responsible employers, eco-friendly and have the best interests of their community at hearth. Dining and shopping options included in our tours range from local owned shops to social enterprises aiming to develop the community. Examples include Shwe Sa Bwe a training hotel and restaurant in Yangon where youth from disadvantaged families have the opportunity train and become hospitality workers for some of the top hotels and restaurants in the country. Another example is Hla Day, a nonprofit social enterprise that works with Myanmar artisans, disadvantaged groups and small local businesses to design develop and sell quality handmade products.
Discovery DMC donates both money and gifts to monastic schools around the country. We also coordinate an international volunteering program in Myanmar.