While travelling, we love supporting local businesses and communities. It allows us to truly experience a place and learn more about its culture, while giving back at the same time.
Now that travel is on hold, we have shifted our focus to our own community here in Vancouver. It is more important than ever before for us to focus on local businesses who rely on their communities to keep them up and running.
Being mindful of where our dollars are being spent is important. The difference between supporting local and global businesses is investing in relationships and a community versus simply buying goods from across the globe.
As we have been supporting businesses around the area, we’ve made connections with owners and creators who we would otherwise never have encountered. Especially in such a big city like Vancouver, it has been wonderful to see the community spirit grow over the last few months.
Making these meaningful connections has been truly humbling and has made us even more passionate about encouraging people to support local!
Why Support Local?
Small businesses are at the heart of our communities. They provide jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs. They play an important role in strengthening local cash flow, neighbourhoods and our overall economy.
Local businesses are also committed to their community. Even though they are feeling the financial strain and the future is unknown, they still make every effort to serve their clients, neighbours and friends.
So we want to encourage you to support your local community during this time. It can be as simple as visiting a local restaurant, coffee shop or brewery – although there are many other things you can do too!
To help you find ways to make a positive impact on local communities during these difficult times, we have put together the following list:
If you want to get to know us, talk to us. Don’t be shy if you’re a long way off from making a booking – we want to hear what excites you about going on safari. Being good listeners is at the heart of our old school approach to service: if we take the time to get to know you, we can tailor-make your vacation, filling it with extraordinary experiences and personal touches. That’s when we become your travel partner, the co-creators of a journey as individual as you are.