RESPONSIBLE TOURISM IN INDIA
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.
Some of the successful Responsible Tourism projects in India:
Publicado el 22/06/2015 en IMPACTOS DEL TURISMO, NOTICIAS SOBRE TURISMO RESPONSABLE y etiquetado en responsible tourism, sustainable tourism, tourism, tourisme, tourisme durable, tourisme responsable, travel, trips, turismo, TURISMO RESPONSABLE, turismo sostenible, viajes, voyage. Guarda el enlace permanente. Deja un comentario.