Sustainable Tourism Definition

Updated: 2017-11-20.
Sustainable tourism, similar to responsible tourism, is travel where the impact on the environment is actually a net beneficial gain, or at least neutral.

Basically, it is traveling somewhere and leaving it a better place than when one first arrived. Every aspect of the holiday process has some negative impact on the environment, from booking flights on the computer to takeoffs, landings, and layovers; sustainable tourism aims to alleviate this impact.

See also the definition of ethnotourism.

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