When we add up all the different parts of the tourism industry (transportation, lodging, activities and many more), what comes together is one of the largest economic sectors in the world. International tourist arrivals - or, travelers arriving at a destination outside their home country for at least one night - have topped one billion, and this growth shows few signs of slowing down. Intercultural experiences are at an all-time high, but is that always a good thing? While the recent United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference “Tourism: a Catalyst for Development, Peace and Reconciliation” highlights tourism’s power for good, not all is well in the tourism world, as the emerging term “overtourism” describes.
Authentically connecting with the local people in the countries we visit is a central part of why many of us travel. At Global Basecamps, we emphasize the importance of “know before you go” in regard to the economic, environmental, and especially social, aspects of our destination countries. Learning about these topics greatly helps us better know how to build relationships with both the traditional and more modernized citizens.
For over a decade now Global Basecamps has made a name for itself helping clients arrange tailor made travel itineraries to satisfy the specific individual needs of our clients. We have always maintained our commitment to providing clients with unique experiences and a high level of customer service, and now we are excited to announce our exclusive line of set departures. These scheduled trips are ideal for individuals wanting the convenience of joining a small group of likeminded travelers or just anyone looking for great value.
Home to one of the seven wonders of the world, Cambodia features a deep history, spanning across centuries from the Khmer Empire to the Khmer Rouge. The country is currently experiencing a rebirth, making this destination a truly unique place to visit.
Most often, travelers spend only a few days in Cambodia to see Siem Reap, before continuing to the neighboring countries of Thailand or Vietnam. However, Cambodia has so much more to offer outside of its classic highlights. Check out some of our latest activities below, which feature a more in depth appreciation and insightful understanding of this magnificent country.
Traveling to Southeast Asia is exciting and exotic. It conjures up images of bustling markets, thriving jungles and of course, their famous local wildlife, like elephants and tigers.