The idea of ‘Conscious Luxury’ marries sustainable travel with experiential luxury. Research shows that 87% of travellers want a sustainable holiday, but don’t know how to go about it. Sacred Dot aims to address this need, keeping in mind the traveller, the environment, and host communities.
The increasing gap between ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ along with burgeoning carbon emissions has led to a new consciousness. Much like ecotourism the key principle behind sustainable travel is to appreciate nature, cultures and traditions. The responsible traveller is born, and the cohort is expanding.
Economically challenged communities can be found in almost all of our destinations with the exception of the UAE. These communities however make for excellent hosts. Conscious Luxury programs mix off-beat with urban. Always sensitive to the place, environment and the people.
Every dollar spent in such places directly benefits the local economy. They aren’t just means of livelihoods, but also go a long way in keeping the traditions, arts and cultures alive. Tourists on the other hand get a unique peek into different remote cultures and customs. Sacred Dot promotes hotels and partners that have the ‘green’ focus embedded in their DNA.
As Margaret Mead would say, “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has”.
Sacred Dot has deep associations with NGOs and non-profits focused on women’s empowerment, nutrition, wildlife conservation among others. Their carefully crafted itineraries offer varied experiences from the art, culture, history, wildlife and wellness. They take you to places where the WiFi might be weak but connections are strong.