SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and is a major source of income for many countries. Being a people-oriented industry, tourism provides many jobs which have helped revitalise local economies.

 

However, tourism can also cause its share of problems, such as loss of cultural heritage, economic dependence and ecological degradation. Learning about the impacts of tourism has led many people to seek more responsible holidays.

 

Sustainable tourism is defined by UNESCO as “tourism that respects both local people and the traveller, cultural heritage and the environment”. 

 

All our tours seek to provide people with an exciting and educational experience that is also of benefit to the people of the host country.

 

We aim to be constantly aware of the benefits and problems arising from tourism. We developed a critical awareness of the ways in which tourism can enhance the welfare of people and protect the natural and cultural heritage. And we try to raise awareness about sustainable tourism among tourists, and locally.

 

As anthropologists we have a special focus on cultural identities, oral traditions, social practices, rituals and festive events, traditional craftsmanship and heritage trades. 

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