Tourism is a great way to see a part of the world unlike your own and experience cultures in a respectful manner. Apart from that, Tourism is also a reliable source of income for those who live in areas of higher tourism. This interlink results in a cycle that when disturbed could affect many.
While tourism is great for all, it is important to bear in mind that it can eventually lead to negative effects on say the geography, the locals, or even on the environment. Here comes the element of sustainability, this method helps refine the practice of tourism in a way that is beneficial to all parties involved. Not only do the tourists receive an enlightening and unforgettable experience but the negative effects on the aforementioned parties minimal if not non-existent.
Sustainable tourism is a great way to connect the world and the people of the world in a way the brings about change and exchange of culture and more. This allows for beneficial opportunities for the vulnerable while allowing privileged individuals to play a role in the evolution and change in the system.
Also known as responsible tourism, it takes into account the many aspects of the practice of tourism from the economic status at the moment of travel or otherwise to the impact on the natives and the environmental impact as well. While it isn’t impossible to achieve sustainable tourism, it is a practice that requires constant monitoring in order to keep up with the ever-evolving condition of the world.
It is important to keep in mind the advantages of tourism in creating more jobs and opportunities for the locals. But to elevate this impact and reduce long-term depletion, sustainability should be at the forefront of our minds. Keeping the worsening climate situation at the moment, the need of the hour is ecotourism; it could potentially have a huge impact on the working of tourism.