Sustainable tourism – Indigenous Tourism

Sustainable tourism – Indigenous Tourism

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 202124 Views

Indigenous peoples—for whom hunting, fishing, and gathering were once an everyday reality—have maintained a respectful connection with nature and continue to use their land-based resources wisely. Already pros of sustainable development, they are now applying it to the tourism industry through a number of initiatives.

Sustainable tourism conditions

According to the World Tourism Organization, sustainable tourism allows environmental resources to be exploited responsibly and biodiversity to be preserved. Respect for the sociocultural authenticity of host communities as well as the preservation of their cultural assets and traditional values are also integral parts of the spirit of sustainable tourism, which brings profitable economic activity to communities.

Naturally, like everywhere else, sustainable tourism in an Indigenous context needs to be culturally relevant. In addition to generating revenue for the community, any initiatives created must call on the active involvement of community members and include all generations.

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