Here are the opportunities it offers them

This country rewards OBEDIENT tourists: EVO offers them opportunities

The Palau Legacy Project has launched a new campaign to educate people on how to respect the country’s environment and local culture in Palau. Tourists from now on they will be able to enjoy all the charms of this small island state, but they will have to respect its tradition and nature.

The “Ol’au Palau” campaign, created by Host / Havas, awards tourists who behave well and respect the culture of the island. They can use these points to experience experiences that were previously only available to Palauans.

These points can be accumulated in the Ol’au Palau app. They can take advantage of opportunities such as replenishing their carbon footprint with a personal carbon calculator, using reef-safe sunscreen, and visiting businesses that reduce their impact on environmental culture.

Points will also be awarded to tourists who visit certain culturally significant tourist sites, eat local food from a sustainable source, participate in community regenerative tourism projects and avoid disposable plastics.

When they collect enough points, people can exchange these points to access certain parts of the island, meet local elders and tour historic sites, walk off the beaten track, visit villages and dine with the community, traditionally fish and swim in hidden caves.

The campaign was created after research showed that 90 percent of people want to experience the natural environment and culture of the destination and learn how to preserve and protect it during their stay. In addition, 87 percent of people said they would spend more on a vacation in a destination that has an untouched, protected environment and culture.

About 89 percent of people also said that they would be more interested in visiting the country with this type of reward program, and that participation would make them feel good on their vacation. In addition, 85% of tourists said that this idea would make them more likely to behave positively when they visit a country.

Tourists bypassed Palau during the pandemic

“The tourist industry of Palau has been hit hard by the pandemic because no visitor has entered Palau for almost two years. Despite its economic impact, Palau’s tourism sector is determined to stick to its high-value ecotourism strategy and find a way to recover sustainably from the pandemic, “said Alan T. Marbou, board member. Palaua and former President Koror State Government, reports The Drum.

“By launching Ol’au Palau, we get to reward our most conscientious guests and protect our most esteemed tourist treasure: our untouched environment and unique culture. The pandemic has given our planet a much-needed wake-up call and an opportunity to see what is possible when nature has the opportunity to rebalance. We hope that Ol’au Palau will lead more destinations to think about the real costs of tourism and to reconsider who they are rewarding with their best experiences. ”

Palau, tourist (Pixabay)

The Palau Heritage Project previously made a promise that visitors should sign the visa stamp on their passports. The seal, which outlines a promise that Palau will help protect its environment, acts as an agreement to enter the small country.

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