Responsible tourism in the service of sustainable development: what to know about?
A predominant activity in certain countries, tourism nowadays takes on other dimensions. Directives must be changed, with several changes observed in several areas. Why should tourism be responsible? What are the goals of responsible tourism? The answers in the rest of this article.
Why tourism must think about sustainable development
Several animal and plant species have disappeared with climate change and human activities. The degradation of the environment takes on a sickening pace. The impacts of globalization are felt in all areas. The spread of viruses (AIDS, Corona…) causes several problems and influences the quality of our lives. The natural environment is replaced by formations and environments that are difficult to live with for species in general. All of these changes among many others call for awareness. This is one of the reasons why tourism has shifted to other dimensions. The practice of tourist activities now takes into account several aspects such as: the way of life of the indigenous peoples, their culture, the preservation of the environment for future generations … Tourism then becomes ecological or responsible. What then are the goals of ecological tourism?
What to remember about the objectives of responsible tourism
Ecological tourism has set itself several goals. It works for the economic development of the host countries while thinking about the conditions of the people and the areas visited. Responsible tourism ensures, through its branches, economic sustainability, an involvement of living communities not far from tourist sites. « Solidarity tourism » which can relate to responsible tourism, works for the respect of human rights, the prevention and then the sanction of « sex tourism ». In addition, responsible tourism works to respect the cultures of the tribes visited. Preserving the environment and reducing greenhouse gases emitted are the main objectives of ecotourism. In short, ecological tourism aims to meet the needs of our generation without preventing future generations from meeting their needs. Even third world countries have understood what is at stake and have followed in the footsteps of the West.