Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable tourism enables people to have meaningful and unique experiences.

It promotes greater sensitivity to nature, culture, and the ways of life of the people in the places visited.

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This form of tourism allows visitors to educate you and commit to the care of natural resources. It is very important for people to understand the importance or value environmental and cultural places, so that they can preserve.

The advantages of this kind of tourism are:

  • Local job creation
  • Diversification of the economy
  • Appropriate planning, without impacting ecosystems
  • Communications development
  • Infrastructure development

Sustainable tourism is defined as an important economic activity that enables the enjoyment and appreciation of natural, social, and cultural attractions within communities, through a process that promotes conservation while generating goods and services for families in the area.

In this area, strengthening local communities’ capacities in the following topics is key: organization, planning, entrepreneurial skills, business administration, quality, and customer service. Additionally, creating basic infrastructure conditions with low environmental impact and publicity are necessary, to attract visitors and respond to their logistical needs.

1,174

environmental projects funded

270

project implementing organizations

23

years of fundraising and resourcing for conservation

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