Benefits of Sustainability
Environmental sustainability implies avoiding or mitigating negative impacts, while at the same time maximizing the positive contribution of a visit to the conservation of the environment.
• The trekking routes, mountaineering and other of choice seek to avoid areas that are under excessive tourist pressure.
• Conservation work is included as a part of the vacation, to allow clients to help protect and restore native ecosystems and species in degraded areas.
• Promote to visit the protected areas in a responsible manner.
• Popular destinations are avoided if it is known that the environmental damage can occurred.
• We promote the use of means of transport to destinations, where possible, with a low impact.
• We avoid excursions with a high level of environmental and cultural impact.
• Avoid promoting some experiences depending on certain times of the year or during a certain period (for example, in times of animal reproduction, or to allow mountain trails or coral reefs to recover after winter).
• We limit the size of a group to a small number in ecologically fragile areas.
• We support the planning of a destination where natural cycles of water and soil are taken into account.
• We support efforts to reduce impacts on flora and fauna.
Careful planning is essential to maximize the benefits to the society and culture of the destinations, and minimize the negative impacts.
• We favor service providers that employ good quality local labor.
• We prefer allies who care about training their staff on sustainability issues.
• We choose companies that offer reasonable workloads and fair work conditions.
• Restricting visits to sacred or cultural places that can have a negative impact from tourism.
• We find opportunities for tourists to learn about local people and customs and to interact with them in an appropriate way.
• We provide information to clients before the tour about local customs, precautions, conservation and interest data.
Economic sustainability means ensuring income from tourism services to local communities and that these are not lost and are destined to aspects that solve specific problems.
• Use accommodation owned by local people.
• Encourage customers to visit the shops and restaurants in nearby cities and towns.
• Reduce congestion on sensitive sites.
• Provide information to clients about these areas of special care and values to consider for conservation.
• Maximize the use of local foods and products by promoting accommodations that use local ingredients, menus, and restaurants.