We at Taxari Travel Agency Oy join the Sustainable Travel Finland program and commit to developing our operations more responsibly and sustainably in accordance with the STF program.

We inform about responsibility measures and goals on our websites  (in Finnish) and  (in English).

We commit the entire staff to the program and principles by going over new openings and new areas of development in meetings.


We commit to the following principles of sustainable tourism:

1 We cooperate fairly

We develop tourism in cooperation with other operators in our region and industry. Together we can better influence the future of society and tourism. We want our area to be good to live in and visit now and in the future, so we make decisions that are sustainable for future generations as well. We treat everyone with respect and fairness, and we only do fair and honest business.

2 We take care of nature

We protect the environment, landscapes and natural diversity of our region. Our operations do not exceed nature’s carrying capacity, but contribute to securing the opportunities for a good life and the preservation of a clean operating environment in our area. We also take care of the well-being and dignified treatment of our animals.

3 We respect cultural heritage

We cherish the cultural heritage of our region. Our goal is the authentic and respectful presentation, revitalization, maintenance and strengthening of culture. We also understand that cultures have always developed through interaction and learned from each other.

4 We promote well-being, human rights and equality

We treat our employees, guests and residents of our area with equality and respect, regardless of their background. We take people’s special needs into account in our operations. We train, guide and encourage our personnel to act responsibly.

5 We prefer local

We support the products, services and companies of our region, and our goal is to employ local people. We prefer food made from Finnish ingredients. We involve residents and companies in matters that concern them.

6 We invest in safety and quality

We take care of the safety of local residents, our staff and our guests, as well as compliance with the law and the regulations of the authorities. When we develop our services and products with quality first, we create the conditions for the continuity of our own operations.

7 We take climate effects into account

We make good choices for the climate and reduce our carbon footprint. We monitor the load caused by tourism on the environment and with active measurement we aim for more efficient use of energy and resources.

8 We communicate openly

We boldly communicated in our region about responsible acts of tourism and future plans and visions. We want Finland’s sustainable tourism to be known around the world. We openly talk about successes, but also about challenges.

9 We are constantly developing our business operations

We are ready to renew our services and products so that there will be enough demand for them in the future as well. A stable economy and ethical business create the basis for the sustainable development of operations.

10 We commit to the principles of sustainable tourism

We take an active role in promoting sustainable tourism and implementing these sustainable tourism principles. We are making a sustainable tourism action plan, according to which we will act more and more systematically in the future. We are committed to taking action and want to learn more in the future as well.

The person responsible for sustainable tourism in our company is: Irina Louste,

Kemi 28.6.2022

The Staff of Taxari Travel Agency Oy

Next steps

1.Drafting of a sustainable tourism development program In accordance with the STF program, we will prepare a sustainable tourism development plan, on the basis of which we will build an action plan, metrics and goals, beginning of August 2022

2. Action plan and goal setting Construction of the action plan as part of the development plan. In the action plan, we take into account goals from all aspects of responsible business operations (socio-cultural, financial/administrative and environmental). Beginning of August 2022

3. Obtaining the Travelife certificate’s committed status Travelife’s next training is on August 18, 2022, in which the company’s CEO Irina Louste will participate. End of August 2022

4. Informing own stakeholders and subcontractors and tourism producers and hotels about responsibility We add a commitment to the STF program to the company’s electronic signature and share a link to this page and to in English. Now

We have been arranging tailor made incentive trips, group and individual tours since 2000.

Choose your programme or activities