What is responsible tourism?

What is responsible tourism?

Because there are different definitions and interpretations of responsible tourism, the best we can give you is our understanding of responsible tourism (which some people also refer to as ethical tourism or sustainable tourism). At its most abstract, responsible tourism is an ethos or attitude where tourism companies and their customers recognise the potential damage or disturbance tourism could cause local people and put measures in place to ensure this doesn’t happen.

Put simply, tourism can sometimes cause problems for local people and responsible tourists don’t want this to happen. Taken a step further, responsible tourism also ensures that a fair share of the money generated by tourism reaches the local people in the areas tourists are visiting.