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Browsing Expedia to stop the sale of some game drives
EXDEDIA Inc. said on Thursday that it will be identifying and removing tours and rides where attendees are interacting with game. It has teamed up with conservation groups to help us determine the rides in the next few moths. "Expedia will conduct a thorough audit in the next few month and eliminate the activity from its sites and other sales channels," the firm said in a declaration.
Expedia did not name any product, but said that "activities that include certain interaction with wildlife will no longer be available for booking on its on-line itineraries. She also sold local livestock rides, aquaria with education touching pots, feed programmes supervised by public authorities and volunteer tourism programmes working with threatened fishes.
EXEDIA also announces a new educational portal for game viewing to be launched later this year, an effort to inform travellers about this. This will contain information on Expedia related activites, such as communications on whether the activity is about pet interaction, hyperlinks on the subject of pet travel and pet protection, and more comprehensive information on pet protection.
EXEDIA said it works with groups such as the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the U.S. Wilderness Trafficking Alliance, the Born Free Foundation, the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society International. "â??Expedia can be an important role in informing travellers about the different opinions on wild animalism so that they can make well-founded choices that are consistent with the way they are travelling and how they are interacting with the wild animal that shares our planet,â said Jen O'Twomney, VicePresident of Expedia Local Expert, in a declaration.
"It is important for us as travellers to know more about where we are going, what we are doing and how we have a sustainable impact on our goals. Born Free Foundation associated directors Daniel Turner said Expedia's move "represents a true tour of one of the most powerful actors in the global tourist industry".