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ethicalescape responsible tourism guidelines

all of the properties and holidays selected for presentation on our website have indicated that they meet at least 5 out of the 6 following guidelines, which are outlined by the international centre for responsible tourism

minimising negative environmental, social and cultural impacts;

generating greater economic benefits for local people and enhancing the well-being of host communities, by improving working conditions and access to the industry.

involving local people in decisions that affect their lives and life chances.

making positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage and to the maintenance of the world's diversity;

providing more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural and environmental issues.

cultural sensitivity and engendering respect between tourists and hosts


do you think your property deserves our coveted award for responsible tourism? eMail us with the details and we promise to give it our consideration 



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