How Tour Operators Can Take Responsibility
Posted by Sustainability Guru
As a link between tourists and service providers, tour operators and activity providers play a significant role in implementing sustainable practices.
Sustainable tourism is looking out for the economic, social and environmental influences – including the visitors, the economic sectors linked to the tourism industry and the host communities.
The question is Whose Responsibility Is It to Educate Travelers?
Tour operators and activity providers can influence their consumers, suppliers and the routes chosen (Tour Operators’ Initiative, 2003)in order to increase the awareness of the responsibilities each party involved should take on to achieve more sustainability in tourism.
When contributing to sustainable tourism, tour operators and activity providers should work to:
- Make sure that the local community receives full benefits
- Minimise the negative impacts on the environment
- Educate tourists about their responsibility
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Posted on July 16, 2016, in Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism and tagged Corporate Social Responsibility, green travel, responsible tourism, Sustainable Tourism. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.