RESPONSIBLE TOURISM IN INDIA


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Responsible tourism is a new concept in the tourism industry. This concept was developed by Jost Krippendorf in the 1980s. His goal was to “develop and promote new forms of tourism, which will bring the maximum benefit for all participants -. Travelers host population and the tourist industry, without causing intolerable ecological and social harm”.
Responsible tourism can be defined as “tourism that create better places for people to live in, and better places to visit.”

Some of the main goals of responsible tourism are as follows:
1.To respect local cultures – traditions, religions and built heritage.

2.To protect the environment – its flora, fauna and landscapes.

3.In order to conserve natural resources – from source to destination.

4.To benefit local communities – both economically and socially.

5.To minimize pollution – through noise, waste disposal and congestion.

In a nut shell, Responsible tourism is the form of tourism in which initiatives and responsibilities are taken by tourists and travel agencies to maximize the positive effects and minimize the negative effects on the environment, traditions and cultural heritage of the region.

Responsible Tourism is rapidly growing global trend. Some of the nations like South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Gambia, Sri Lanka and India are already practicing Responsible Tourism and gradually other nations also follow ideologies in these countries.

India has an ample opportunity to appear as a responsible tourism destination. Indian tourism industry has grown tremendously in the last five years, and it is certain that India in the coming years will be a hot tourist destination in Southeast Asia. To sustain this growth process, it is necessary that all actors in the Indian tourism industry ie tour operators, government agencies and NGOs to work in cohesion. They must protect the heritage of our country, which in turn will benefit both the local community and tourists.

To develop India as a responsible tourism destination, ICRT India which stands for International Centre for Tourism resposible working in cooperation with the private sector, government and local communities. It is a Bangolore based non-profit organization set up in 2006, whose main aim is to “take responsibility for achieving sustainable tourism, and to create better places for people to live in and for people to visit.” It provides policy advice, research and consultation on developing Responsible Tourism in India.

Among all Indian states, Kerala has pioneered in practicing innovative tourism ideas. It is a condition, which is rich in culture and the traditions. It has started Responsible Tourism in the state to create awareness among all stakeholders for a better environment to live and visit. Kerala has organized the second International Responsible tourism conference from March 21 to March 24, 2008.

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Some of the successful Responsible Tourism projects in India:

*Responsible and Cultural trip to India

*Solidarity Action Summer trip to India

 

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*Member of Board of Directors Of Global Sustainable Tourism Council GSTC. *Member of Board of Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism FEST. *International associate director of the Center for Research, Development and Innovation in Tourism CIDTUR (Perú) *Manager Director of Agrotravel Turismo Responsable, Green Euskadi andTotonal Viajes que iluminan -México- *Speaker at Conferences, Sustainable Events Management, Workshops and Meetings to promote responsible and sustainable tourism *Consultant and trainer in responsible and sustainable tourism area.

Publicado el 22/06/2015 en IMPACTOS DEL TURISMO, NOTICIAS SOBRE TURISMO RESPONSABLE y etiquetado en , , , , , , , , , , , , . Guarda el enlace permanente. Deja un comentario.

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