All Vo­tes Go to Sus­tai­na­ble Tourism


Excelencias Turísticas del caribe y las Américas - - Tendencias / Trendsetters -

Sus­tai­na­ble tourism should be cons­trued as the com­mit­ment and ac­tions ai­med at slas­hing im­pact on each and every des­ti­na­tion's en­vi­ron­ment and culture, in a bid to con­tri­bu­te to ge­ne­ra­ting bet­ter job op­por­tu­ni­ties for the lo­cal po­pu­la­tions. The de­ve­lop­ment of smo­ke-free in­dus­tries hin­ges on the need to grow on and on, but this de­ve­lop­ment must ne­ces­sa­rily be lin­ked mo­re and mo­re to res­pon­si­ble prac­ti­ces.

Ex­ces­si­ve con­sum­ption of wa­ter is one of the most se­rious pro­blems, which im­plies ta­king ur­gent ac­tions in or­der to pro­mo­te the sa­ving of this pre­cious li­quid. Ac­cor­ding to sta­tis­tics, a tou­rist con­su­mes mo­re wa­ter when he is on va­ca­tion than at ho­me. The use of wa­ter for swim­ming pools and golf cour­ses can al­so be ex­tre­mely high. Al­so, a crui­se ge­ne­ra­tes ap­pro­xi­ma­tely 3 to 4 kg of so­lid was­te per pas­sen­ger every sin­gle day. On the ot­her hand, roughly 51 per­cent of tou­rists rely on air­bor­ne tra­vel, so­met­hing that's usually a high environmental po­llu­tant.

Alt­hough it is pos­si­ble to list the da­ma­ges cau­sed by the tourism industry in cer­tain parts of the world, it is al­so true that the­re are po­si­ti­ve exam­ples in ho­tel chains, re­gions and coun­tries that are being in­crea­singly go­ver­ned by the ba­sic prin­ci­ples of sus­tai­na­ble tourism. In this sen­se, the UNWTO and the environmental groups battle on a per­ma­nent basis for at­tai­ning com­prehen­si­ve mind­ful­ness on this is­sue, es­pe­cially by co­ming up with re­gu­la­tions and pro­mo­ting po­llu­tion-free prac­ti­ces.

The tech­no­lo­gi­cal de­ve­lop­ment of the­se ti­mes of­fers us a set of pos­si­bi­li­ties. First, the in­crea­sing use of clean ener­gies or green ener­gies, such as pho­to­vol­taic po­wer ge­ne­ra­tion, so­lar hea­ters, bio­gas plants, the use of elec­tric or hy­brid bu­ses, cars and mo­torcy­cles, wa­ter pu­ri­fi­ca­tion and the re­uti­li­za­tion of wa­ter for uses ot­her than hu­man in­ta­ke, as well as the de­sig­ning of tou­rist fa­ci­li­ties that rely on bio­cli­ma­tic con­cepts, are good ca­ses in point.

Anot­her exam­ple in terms of cut­ting-ed­ge tech­no­logy is the de­ve­lop­ment of the so-ca­lled eco-lod­ges or sus­tai­na­ble ho­tels, in which in ad­di­tion to applying the afo­re­men­tio­ned al­ter­na­ti­ves, they in­cor­po­ra­te the con­cept of to­tally eco­lo­gi­cal food –en­ti­rely strip­ped of any kind of che­mi­cal agent.

In La­tin Ame­ri­ca, so­me coun­tries such as Cos­ta Ri­ca, Ni­ca­ra­gua, Cu­ba and Me­xi­co are ta­king ad­van­ced steps in this goal. The­re are si­mi­lar exam­ples in Spain, Gree­ce and Cy­prus.

Every ef­fort will al­ways be in­suf­fi­cient when it co­mes to de­li­ve­ring a po­si­ti­ve eco­lo­gi­cal si­tua­tion to the next breeds of earth­lings. To­day's ge­ne­ra­tion, known as the mi­llen­nials and boas­ting a tre­men­do­us wan­der­lust spi­rit, has un­ders­tood this con­cept and calls for environmental pro­tec­tion and the pre­ser­va­tion of tra­vel-orien­ted culture. The­se are no doubt the tou­rists of to­day and to­mo­rrow.

One of the most re­cent trends is the de­ve­lop­ment of the so-ca­lled Sus­tai­na­ble Ho­tels, which al­so add the con­cept of to­tally-eco­lo­gi­cal food

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