Alle Artikel mit dem Schlagwort: Responsible Tourism

Making the right choices

Good Reads is my collection of readworthy articles about Sustainable Tourism that can be found on the Internet. Lonely Planet „The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can make travel decisions that benefit the planet and its peoples, as well as yourself…“ -> Full article…        

Development Projects

I recently traveled to Myanmar with my parents. In Ngapali, a region in the west of Myanmar, I had the chance to visit a local NGO project with my mother. A NGO is a Non Governmental Organization which means that private people work together to help others who are in need. With this NGO we delivered solar panels to a village that did not have power supply. Here are some impressions from the visit. Our Trip started here. The car stopped because of the river. Which meant we had to walk through the river. Into the Nature of Myanmar we went. It was beautiful. The other adults from the NGO carried big boxes with solar lamps inside. We walked a long way through the forests, the fields and tight pathways. And then finally we arrived in a little village were everyone was waiting for us. There were many children, too. They looked very interested. Then women from the NGO explained how to use the solar lamps. And these were the people who got solar lamps. After the solar lamps …

Sustainable Tourism

What is Sustainable Tourism? Traveling has two sides, positive aspects but also  negative impacts. That is where responsible tourism comes in. Tourism contributes to and is at the same time affected by global changes such as climate change and resource reduction. Many tourists want an intact environment and authentic cultural experiences, because they have gone on the journey just because of their interest in nature and culture. At the same time their visit to the destination is likely to have a negative impact on the region as long as there are no set sustainability standards. The goal of destinations, communities and tour operator should therefore be to preserve nature and protect the culture. In general, Sustainable Tourism should be environmentally viable and fair for all people involved, while at the same time being economically viable. Important for sustainable tourism are: – Mobility and transportation – Preservation of nature and culture – Working conditions – Local added value – Consumption of resources Sustainable Tourism is also defined as “tourism that respects both, local people and the traveller, cultural heritage and the environment”. …