In our opinion, sustainable
tourism simply means tourism which benefits local community and tourists while
preserving the environment and enhancing opportunities for next generations.
Terms related to Sustainable Tourism
Refers to the consumers' choice of destination and mode of transport based on
their ethical, political and racial sensitivities as well as being concerned for
the environment and local culture.
Historically the definition of this term has been travel which is
environmentally friendly or being that in general does not concern itself with
cultural or economic elements of the destination. Current uses of the term are
becoming broader to incorporate full sustainable tourism principles.
Ethical tourism has evolved as a term when one considers traveling to, or
developing tourism in a destination where ethical issues are the key driver,
e.g. social injustice, human rights, animal welfare or the environment. Ethical
tourism is geared towards encouraging both the consumer and industry to avoid
participation in activities that contribute or support negative ethical issues.
Ecotourism, also known as ecological tourism, is a subset of sustainable tourism
which focuses on ecology. Ecotourism tends to be encountered in destinations
where flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions. The
industry actively works towards conserving or improving the natural and cultural
heritage through managing its own operations to help conserve the environment,
organizing conservation projects, offering volunteering and educating visitors.