Be a catalyst for mutual benefit
Working for mutual benefit has recently become more of a household term, with governments around the world reducing social spending and many populations around the world questioning the legitimacy and honesty of these governments and large institutions. It appears that individuals, communities, and small businesses will reemerge as important vehicles in providing development and growth opportunities.
Rainforest Cruises, as a small company, depends on its relationships with suppliers, customers, and local populations for its survival. We aim to develop real, personal contacts as part of our business strategy, feeling that this is the best for long-term success and happiness.
We make every attempt to negotiate fair prices with suppliers, making sure they have the financial resources to continue their operations, while at the same time enabling ourselves to offer competitive rates to our customers. The better our rates, the more tours to the Amazon River we can sell. This sort of chain reaction means that Amazon River cruise employees earn stable, fair wages, and that their families have the chance to work their way toward better lives.
Our commitment is to the people we work with on a daily basis, and the customers that generously offer us their business. These symbiotic relationships are what enable Rainforest Cruises to act as a catalyst for mutual benefit. Our success is measured by selling one Amazon River cruise at a time.
Beyond the economic benefits of working toward mutual benefit are the cultural exchanges that inevitably take place working in a remote area of the Amazon Basin. For many travelers, this is their first time visiting the Rainforest, or taking an Amazon Cruise, and in some cases leaving their home country. As Amazon River cruises are intimate in nature, this allows for plenty of idle conversation while navigating down winding Amazon tributaries. Some of the best experiences our passengers have enjoyed are getting to know their Riverboat crews. People of the Amazon River are hard-working, inquisitive, and hospitable. For travelers it is as much a rewarding experience to enjoy stories and moments with their bartender or Amazon tour guide, as it is spotting Pink River Dolphins or kayaking up a narrow stream.
So, part of our aim in acting as a catalyst for mutual benefit is to ensure that travelers visit and appreciate the Amazon River, but also develop empathy and respect for inhabitants of the Amazon.
The biggest reward, in our view, is that all parties involved with operating life-changing Amazon River tours deepen our and their understanding and appreciation for the mighty Amazon River basin. Our desire is to please each and every traveler that comes our way. When small, locally-oriented tourism operations are dedicated to the sustainable development of local communities, conservation of resources, and education of travelers, everyone benefits. Rainforest Cruises sees tourism as the ideal mechanism for helping to save the Amazon Rainforest as each Amazon River cruise passenger is making a financial - and emotional - contribution to the area.
If you would like to learn more about how Amazon River cruises help local populations and the environment contact us for more information!