What is responsible tourism?
Responsible tourism is an approach to the sustainable practice management of tourism. Providing more enjoyable experiences for tourists through connecting with local people and communities. Ultimately developing a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues through reducing their environmental impacts and engaging in positive social and economic initiatives.
Savannah Way Green Trail, Responsible Tourism concept incorporates eco-friendly, eco-accredited, environmental, heritage and cultural businesses that contribute to their community through sustainable practises.
Responsible tourism is tourism which:
- minimizes negative social, economic and environmental impacts
- generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities
- improves working conditions and access to the industry
- involves local people in decisions that affect their lives and life chances
- makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage embracing diversity
- provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues
- provides access for physically challenged people
- is culturally sensitive, encourages respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence Responsible Tourism which incorporates Eco- friendly, eco-accredited, heritage, culture, history businesses contributing to their community through sustainability.