We believe that tourism can and should be a force for local development. Reality Tours is a social business that uses a profit sharing model to fund our sister-NGO Reality Gives. Eighty percent of our post-tax profits go directly to Reality Gives which runs high quality education programs in areas where Reality Tours works.
Learn more about Reality Gives, their programs and the other NGO’s that we work with on the Reality Gives website.
We started over a decade ago in Dharavi and we are now using the same model for local development in New Delhi in the Sanjay Colony slum. We also consult with tour operators around the world to further increase our impact. For example, one of our co-founders, Chris Way, consults with Smokey Tours in Manila, The Philippines, to help them implement the same model.
On January 4, 2016 Reality Tours and Travels celebrated 10 years of working here in Dharavi. To mark the occasion, we created a video that looks at the different ways in which we have impacted some of the lives of the tens of thousands of people who have been a part of our story.
As a responsible business, we value all of our stakeholders equally: our local community, our staff, our program participants and our tour guests. Our organisation doesn’t exist purely for our guests on tour or even the students in Reality Gives’ programs. Instead, we place importance on any group that comes in contact with our organisation. By strengthening all of our stakeholders, we strengthen our organisation. This has been the key to our success over the past 10 years and will be the key to our success over the next 10 years.