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11Alex Teus Honig

Alex Teus Honig

Co-Founding Director

About Alex

I think that the year when I first came to Peru (2002) things were a bit palindrome, no matter where you start -front or back- you know how you are going to end. And I happily ended up living here. But even after rooted in Peru, with my beautiful family and having met Guido and Pablo to power up RESPONS, I keep myself restless and curious about what else is out there waiting to be done.

It has been quite a journey since my initial contact with the culture of Titicaca, trying to help out communities improving their lives, till today when I am sharing my passion for traveling with others with the purpose of leaving a positive impact behind, including the socio-economic lives of many Peruvians, like the ones I first met in Titicaca, but not limited to that as now RESPONS has an important role in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage of Peru.

During this long way I also became more spiritual and cultivate my inner self, while my mind is constantly seeking for change, improvement and novelty, traits that I always try to put in practice when developing experiences and full holidays for all kinds of travelers.

This country still inspires me, this is a place you never completely get to know. Come and get lost in Peru as I did.

Alex's Role

Co-Founding director: daily management, strategic decisions, processes, sustainability, product development, etc.

Q&A with Alex

What is your favourite quirk about Peru?

An unusual tradition of the island of Taquile is the “Sirvinacuy”: since the Inca period, it is customary that a young couple, before getting married, must live in the same house for a certain period of time, to test their ability to live together. In Taquile, the Sirvinacuy lasts 2 years! If at the end of these two years, the couple is still functioning, then the marriage can be celebrated. If, on the other hand, before the two years are up, the couple gets bored, no problem, and each one goes on with their life on their own…

Why did you want to work for Responsible Travel Peru and why is sustainability important to you?

Working for Respons is a dream for me as it gives me the opportunity to express my two passions: travelling and helping small businesses and local communities to be as successful as possible based on the highest possible sustainability.

What things do you do to make sure your customers have peace of mind and feel safe?

You feel relaxed when you have a team behind you to deal with any questions or events that occur. Above all, one word that characterises us is empathy: your problems are our problems.