With decades of intercultural bridge-building and tourism experience between them, MEJDI Tours started as a small group of innovators all committed to one big idea: changing the face of tourism through a socially responsible business model that honors both clients and communities.
According to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)*, over a billion people travel each year. As a certified B Corporation (B Corp)—which harnesses the power of business for social and environmental change—MEJDI Tours sees tourism as an opportunity to transform lives by strengthening local communities and the people that live there.
MEJDI Tours goes against the grain by rejecting the model of traditional consumer tourism—a highly commercialized experience that supports big business and often damages local communities—instead employing a revolutionary new model of tourism based on clients, communities, and financial and environmental sustainability.
Like Fair Trade is to coffee, as an accredited B Corp, MEJDI Tours must meet demanding criteria of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. MEJDI goes the extra mile with voluntary participation in B Corp auditing, which ensures that the company continues to positively impact the communities in which we operate, the clients we serve, and the staff we employ.
The first of its kind, MEJDI’s socially responsible business model is unmatched in the industry.
- We honor clients by providing customized itineraries based on their values, grounded in positive engagement, with dedicated customer service, unrivaled exclusive access, and immersion in local cultures and narratives.
- We honor communities through fair wages, supporting local and small businesses, and enabling community members to share their heritage, culture, and personal stories through our unique multiple-narrative approach to tourism.
With MEJDI Tours, group leaders and members can feel good about hiring a tour company whose core values match their own. Just as our name means “honor” and “respect” in Arabic, honor, respect, and accountability are at the heart of everything we do.
We don’t just pass through the communities we visit, we support them, assisting individuals in building a brighter future for their families, neighbors, and communities.
We don’t do it to get noticed. We do it because it’s the right thing to do.
Interested in learning more about MEJDI’s commitment to honoring clients and communities? Contact us!
*MEJDI Tours was honored by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 2012 as the organization’s first recipient of its prestigious Intercultural Innovation Award. Read about the award.