Community-based and responsible tourism
Tourism provides a vital source of income for many developing countries, yet economic success often comes at the expense of the environment and local populations. Mass tourism threatens biodiversity, damages ecosystems and causes violations of the rights of workers, minorities and local communities. Corporations, rather than local people reap the financial rewards.
Local communities and social entrepreneurs all over the developing world are setting up community-based tourism projects. They are using tourism as a complementary source of income to improve their standard of living, create decent jobs and preserve their culture and environment. They offer a huge variety of cultural and eco-toursim activities and all the income is redistributed among community members or invested in community projects. It is a fair, transparent tourism that truly benefits local populations and provides experience-rich eco-holidays to responsible travellers.
Ethical Finance for an active, creative and solidarity-based Europe. Practical datasheet.
4 case studies
Jun-E Tan, August 2016
Felipe Zalamea, November 2011
Mudra (JURNAL SENI BUDAYA), 26 (3). p. 1
Peng Ponna, 2011
A sustainable development initiative through responsible tourism
Alain Laurent, August 2004
3 Analyses/working papers/articles
Goodfellow Publishers Limited, Oxford, UK
in Geert De Neve, Luetchford Peter, Jeffrey Pratt, Donald C. Wood (ed.) Hidden Hands in the Market: Ethnographies of Fair Trade, Ethical Consumption, and Corporate Social Responsibility (Research in Economic Anthropology, Volume 28) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.31 - 51
James G. Carrier, 2008
Joc Schmiechen, January 2006