“I have watched the cultures of all lands blow around my house and other winds have blown the seeds of peace, for travel is the language of peace.”
More than one billion people travel to an international destination every year. Each one of them for their own reasons. But traveling is more than this figure. The real magic happens behind these numbers.
To explore new horizons. To understand the fundamental similarities and the beautiful differences, that we as human beings share. To leave the place a little better than you found it. To share tears and smiles, stories and perspectives. To return with unfitted but life-enhancing thoughts. To find each other and feel. That is the magic of travel.
Meru's image is that of humanity. It expresses the joy of people who love the world, who are passionate about what they do, and who want to shape the future.
We are more than simply a travel startup. We are a community of peacemakers using technology to connect and travel experiences to spread. We are MERU.
LOVE & COMPASSION ❤️
To help the most vurnarable. To invest in the future of human well being and equal opportunity. To spread love and kindness around the world. To contribute towards the bigger goal, ending poverty and human misery. To create a community around travel where world peace can be cultivated.
SOCIAL INCLUSION ☺️
To improve the ability, opportunity, and dignity of those who are more likely to be left behind and to seek widespread distribution of economic and social benefits from tourism throughout recipient community.
ECONOMIC PROSPERITY ☝️
To strengthen the number and quality of local jobs created and supported by tourism, including the level of pay, conditions of service and availability to all without discrimination by gender, race, disability or in other ways so that local communities may prosper and deliver benefits in the long term.
ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY ☘️
To support the conservation of natural areas, habitats and wildlife, and minimize damage to them, the pollution of air, water and land and the generation of waste by tourism enterprises and visitors. Educate and encourage environmental practices.
CULTURAL VITALITY ⛩
To respect and enhance the historic heritage, authentic culture, traditions and distinctiveness and diversity of host communities.