Globally, tourism has become one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries and is a main source of income for many countries and individuals. Despite this, tourism has been neglected by some as it tends to impact it’s host country and the increasingly negative consequences has drawn attention from World Tourism Organization as well as individuals. These growing numbers of concerns about the negative impacts of tourism has introduced the practice of Responsible Tourism.
Responsible Tourism aims to achieve the triple-bottom line outcome of sustainable development which is Local Economic Growth, Environmental Integrity and Social Justice by maximizing the positive impacts and minimizing the negative impacts. In a nut shell, Responsible Tourism is define as tourism “that creates better places for people to live in, and better places to visit.”
How does Bhutan Pursue Bhutan Tours practice Responsible Tourism?
Being a local travel company, we have a particular responsibility to introduce the practices of Responsible Tourism in Tibet. Our rich culture, indigenous tradition and unpolluted environment are the core values of preservation, so that future generations can enjoy the essence of what Tibet represents. Though our influence is limited, we are proud to be one of the first local companies that implement the practices of Responsible Tourism in Tibet.