RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

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Going back to the words of Mahatma Gandhi. “Nature has provided enough to satisfy every
man needs, but not every man greed” that itself explains the importance of responsible
tourism”.
Today with the development of technology, unlike other developments, tourism has also left no stone
unturned in making holidays one of a kind with all the luxury and amenities needed for a grand
holiday. However, it’s dire selfishness if we tend to ignore the lives of local humans, plants, and
animals living in and around.
We understand touring is no more about just niche tourism; people want to explore more and reach
out to offbeat destinations. So, in giving the best, we as travel companies forget to play a responsive
part in caring for the environment in and around tourist attractions.
Let’s not mix up sustainable tourism with responsible tourism, the former like we know is about the
sustainability of the tourism industry as a whole. The latter on the other hand, are the individual
actions that people, businesses, and destinations take to create a sustainable tourism industry.
Unlike the other environmental activities that are been spoken about, responsive tourism also needs to
be acknowledged from the ground level. It’s a goal revolving around, making better places for
people to live in and better places for people to visit." Responsible Tourism requires that operators,
hoteliers, governments, local people, and tourists take responsibility, and action to make tourism more
sustainable.

Planet Friendly responsibilities
  • Avoid Single-use plastic
  • Safe garbage disposal
  • Water conservation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Nature and biological diversity conservation
  • People Friendly responsibilities
  • Local people’s community engagement
  • Light footprint tourism
  • Sensitive destination discovery
  • Heritage preservation
  • The human touch
We understood the need for responsive tourism in the hills as many times, unintentionally, we tend to
look down upon the problems faced by locals in fulfilling the needs of tourists. We also know tourism
in the hills is quite a challenge, especially when we have to meet up with the urban standard of living
in a remote location.
Therefore, let’s pledge to maintain a balance as it’s high time we make a move. The records have
enough natural disasters caused due to tourism activities. Let’s be responsible before it’s too late to
act.

If this article is of your interest and makes you feel responsible, spread the word to your friends and
family for a better tourism industry in the future. Lastly, we are also amongst the leading northeast
tour operators in India with years of experience in this field. To know more, check out our website
http://www.footprintholiday.com/