The tourism industry has been around a long time, so why the recent push for sustainable tourism? We have to look at this from many angles, including political, social, environmental and long term vision. Tourism is the fastest, I repeat, fastest growing industry. Having said that, it’s an understatement to claim that tourism makes an
What is ecotourism? According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), it is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. Ecotourism is a subset of sustainable tourism. As with any sustainability strategy, regardless of industry, the three foundational pillars are: People Planet Profit.