Definition of Sustainable Tourism: The tourism activity that preserves the environment, improves the welfare of local population and uses natural and cultural resources without destroying them, in such a way as to ensure their own future.
Today, with technological, communication and transportation advances, travelers have a better knowledge of their cultural and natural environment, as well as that of other people and other nations.
Consequently, it is the environment – natural habitat, infrastructure, culture, heritage, history, and social interaction – that will preserve tourism as a legacy for future generations.
The concept that preservation and development of an activity and a high-quality tourism product will be achieved through good management and administration of such resources is becoming more acceptable every day.
Man can affect the environment and its surroundings in a positive and/or negative way, consequently, it is this sustainable behavior that may enrich its environment and ensure future life and good health for tourism.
Key Components of sustainable tourism:
– To meet the needs for both visitors and host communities.
– To protect and improve future touristic attractions, as part of a national economic resource.
Environmental awareness is rapidly becoming an active marketing strategy component for the international tourism market.
The environment in which tourists interact not only includes land, sea, air, flora and fauna, it also includes history, culture and heritage. The important message is that through education, awareness and controlled visits, the natural environment as a touristic attraction may be cared for, managed and preserved for enjoyment by future generations.
Dominican Treasures is committed to promoting what is ours.