The ASEV Travel sustainability mission

ASEV Travel understands the need to balance sustainable tourism practices alongside social, cultural and ethnic differences.

Our mission works towards a 3 tier approach with a focus on:

  • Socio-economic development: Supporting local communities and businesses
  • Environmental sustainability: Reducing our environmental footprint
  • Cultural sensitivity: Heritage preservation

    We aim to contribute to a sustainable society and to sustainable tourism by: 

    • Committing that our travel experiences are in-line with sustainable standards
    • Empowering our partners with sustainability practice recommendations
    • Engaging with our suppliers to ensure we continue to provide high levels of care and attention, in-line with our CSR policies and Travelife centered values.
    • Maintain a constant commitment to review our policies and practices, to ensure they are in-line with our 3 tier approach. 

    - Our Awards -



    Travelife, which has been established with the support of the European Commission, is the leading international sustainability certification for the travel sector. It covers all aspects of the tourism supply chain from environmental issues, biodiversity and human rights to labour relations

    The Travelife Partner award is a recognition of ASEV Laos’ commitment towards social and environmental sustainability.

    ASEV Laos complies, based on a verified self-assessment to more than 100 criteria related to sustainability management, office operations, working with suppliers and customer communication. Travelife follows a three-stage approach:

    • (1) Travelife Engaged (become an official member),
    • (2) Travelife Partner (award),
    • (3) Travelife Certified (certification).

    We are working towards further improvements aiming to eventually reach the third party audited Travelife Certified stage and span this accreditation to all our destinations across South East Asia.

    We are continuously working to improve our responsibility policy as this is an ever evolving part of the travel industry

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    Our leading CSR projects:



    A Non-riding Elephant Preservation Sanctuary in Pakbeng, Laos.

    Designed as a pilot project for the ecotourism industry, the Mekong Elephant Park demonstrates the founders’ aim of promoting sustainable tourism and supporting a threatened species as urbanization and the abuses they are confronted with threatens its survival. This project combines: 

    • An environmental purpose: preserving a threatened species.
    • An economic and social ambition: suggesting alternatives for the mahouts and their families;
    • A touristic aim conceived and planned in order to respect the two aspects above



    ASEV Travel invites travellers to meet Om at the Mekong Eden Farm, a young Laotian biologist trained and passionate about plants and agriculture. Accompanied by his assistant and newly international eco-volunteers, Om has re-created since less than a year, 40 minutes away from Luang Prabang, a small Eden along the Mekong on which he cultivates a bio experimental garden in the wild and sensitizes a village community around the good practices of organic farming but also eco-tourism.

    We support this young and promising 100% Laotian social entrepreneurship project by suggesting a unique immersive tour of Luang Prabang. In the company of his very young team guests may participate either in:

    • A replanting session of rice or vegetables
    • Vegetable picking



    ASEV Travel believes in reducing plastic waste across the regions that we work. The amount of single use plastic consumption, is one of the biggest environmental dilemmas in Asia Pacific today, due to waste disposal limitations.

    Therefore a plastic reduction program was initiated leading ASEV Travel to join the “Refill Not Landfill” project. Refill not Landfill is a global campaign to reduce single-use plastic drinking bottles and other single-use plastic waste. Committed to reduce our environmental footprint ASEV Travel now provides travelers with reusable and refillable bottles and a network of refill stations.

    After a trial period where we tested the challenges of this project in each destination we operate in, we are now launching this service for each departure by January 2020 in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. Vietnam and Thailand have a less extensive network as of today and therefore further solutions are yet to be found to be fully operationnal by 2021.

    We are the key to change! By joining this sustainable practise, as our partner, you may directly contribute to the protection of the environment and provide further guidance and awareness to your travellers.

    Join us now!