The concept of sustainability
The development of sustainable tourism must be seen as the balanced interaction between the use of our natural and cultural resources, the improvement of the quality of life among the local communities, and the economic success of the industry, which also contributes to national development. Sustainable tourism is not only a response to demand, but also an imperative condition to successfully compete now and in the future. (Definition of Sustainable Tourism, CST, 1997)
Sustainability, as a model of development, seeks to meet the current demands of society without compromising the rights of future generations to meet theirs. That is to say, the development of the country cannot be based on the unbalanced exploitation of resources (natural, cultural, social, etc.) to meet the demands of society (food, housing, health, employment) because these are the only resources we have, and that future generations have, to meet our and their own needs.
What is 100% responsible tourism?
- It is the type of tourism that the country needs.
- It is efficient operations that promote conservation and efficient use of resources.
- It is tourism that is committed to the community and its needs, seeking dedication and solutions for the environment.
- It is the certification of all tourism businesses that must be dedicated to carrying out conservation measures and handling risks to nature appropriately.