What is Ecotourism ?
Ecotourism is: « Responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment and improve the well-being of local people » (TIES, 1990)
Principle of Ecotourism :
Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities and sustainable travel. This mean that those who implement and participate in ecotourism activities should folow the following ecotourism principles :
- Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect
- Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
- Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.
- Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people
- Raise sensitivity to host countries political, environmental and social climate.
Being an eco-tourist, you need to choose to travel responsably, you can have the fabulous vacation that you have dreamed of, while ensuring that the money you spend at your destination is benefiting the environment and the local people.
What is responsible travel ?
Responsible travel is travel with a purpose, when choosing destinations, accomodations and tour operators consider which ones work to protect the environment and benefit local cultures and communities.
Who travels responsibly ?
Anyone can be a reponsible traveler !
You can get back to nature or bathe in luxury… hike into the rainforest or explore the city … stay close to home or travel to the exotic location of your dreams. Responsible travel provides many options and is often very affordable.
Sportbuddies defends all these importants points. Each day we work with local communities to protect this unique environment. The trips organized by Sportbuddies are on the theme of sport and is also on this theme we are working with the local population.