Sustainable tourism is a form of tourism that follows the principles of sustainability. According to the WTO, the principles that define sustainable tourism are:
The natural and cultural resources are conserved for its continuous use in the future, while they reported profits. Tourism development is planned and managed so as not to cause serious environmental or socio-cultural problems. The environmental quality is maintained and improved.
It seeks to maintain a high level of visitor satisfaction and the destination retains its prestige and commercial potential. The benefits of tourism are spread widely throughout all the society.
The "Ten recommendations for sustainable tourism” are:
When planning your trip, choose those suppliers that offer guarantees of quality to you and respect for human rights and the environment. Use natural resources such as water and energy in moderation. Remember they are scarce goods. Try to minimize waste generation. They are a source of contamination. When you need to dispose of waste, do it in the cleanest way to facilitate your destination. In an natural space attempt that the only footprint that you left behind is the footprint of your shoes. If you visit sensitive ecosystems such as coral reefs or jungles, learn how to do it to cause the least possible impact and do not degrade. When buying gifts and souvenirs look for products that are an expression of local culture. You will promote the economy of the people who will welcome you and cultural diversity. Do not buy flora and fauna protected by the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES), or any products derived from these species. It is a crime and you are contributing to their extinction. In your destination enjoy knowing the culture, customs, cuisine and traditions of local populations. Follow and respect them, they have much to tell. Try to contribute with their presence to the development...
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