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Cape Town Resolutions and Global Code of Ethics by World Tourism Oreganisation as presented at the National Conference at MES College, Ponnani, Kerala State, India on February 9, 2010

Cape Town Resolutions and Global Code of Ethics by World Tourism Oreganisation as presented at the National Conference at MES College, Ponnani, Kerala State, India on February 9, 2010

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    • Responsible Tourism and Business Ethics-B.V.Raghunandan, SVS College, Bantwal
      MES College, Ponnani
      February 9, 2010
    • Tourism Industry
      Globally growing industry
      HR Intensive
      Deep Impact
      Property development connected
      Tied with wellness, sports and religion
      Tax Avoidance and tax havens
      Seasonal and unstable
    • Areas of Serious Concern
      Alien Culture
      Racial Slavery
      Environmental Concerns
      Civil Construction
      Sexual Exploitation
      Haven for Terrorists
      Gang Wars and Mafias
      Corporate Excesses
    • Cape Town Conference in 2002-Responsible Tourism
      Minimising negative economic, environmental and social impact
      Causing bigger economic benefit to local people
      Involving local people in decision-making
      Better interaction between local people and tourists
      Building local pride and confidence and sensitising guest and host culturally
    • Principles of Responsible Tourism
      Making economic choice between tourism and the alternative
      Maximising Economic benefit to Local People
      Developing quality tourism products
      Marketing tuned to natural, cultural and social integrity
      Adopting equitable business practices including HR practices
      Supporting small and micro industries
      Assessing environmental impact
      Promoting education for sustainable development and Preserving bio-diversity
    • General Assembly of WTO and Global Code of Ethics
      Article 1: Mutual Respect between Peoples and Societies
      Article 2: Tourism for Individual and Collective Fulfilment
      Article 3: Sustainable Development
      Article 4: Preservation of Cultural Heritage
      Article 5:Beneficial activity for Host Countries and Communities
      Article 6: Obligations of stakeholders in Tourism Development
      Article 7: Right to Tourism
      Article 8: Liberty of Tourist Movements
      Article 9: Rights of the Workers in the Tourism Industry
      Article 10: Implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism
    • Article 1: Mutual Respect between Peoples and Societies
      Promotion of Ethical Values common to humanity
      Harmony with traditions of Host Regions
      Exposure of Local Population to Tourists and their expectations
      Local Authorities providing protection to the tourists
      Tourists prevented from engaging in Criminal Activities
      Awareness of Tourists of the Health & Security Risks
    • Article 2: Tourism for Individual and Collective Fulfilment
      Learning differences between Peoples, Cultures and their Diversity
      Respecting Equality of all Human Beings
      Penalising Sexual Exploitation
      Religious, Health, Education, Cultural/Linguistic Exchanges
      Developing Curricula for Tourism Exchanges
    • Article 3: Sustainable Development
      Safeguarding Natural Environment
      Conserving Precious Resources including Water and Energy
      Staggering Tourist Flows in Space and Time
      Protecting Ecosystem and Bio-Diversity
      Eco-tourism on the Basis of Carrying Capacity of the Sites
    • Article 4: Preservation of Cultural Heritage
      Recognising the Heritage of Local Communities regarding Tourism Resources
      Respect to Artistic, Archeological and Cultural Heritage
      Financial Resources Used for Maintenance of Sites and Monuments
      Encouraging Survival of Traditional Cultural Products, Crafts and Folklore
    • Article 5:Beneficial activity for Host Countries and Communities
      Direct and Indirect Employment to Local Population
      Increasing the Standard of Living of the Local Population
      Addressing Problems of Coastal Areas and Island Territories
      Regulations to Govern Tourist Professionals
    • Article 6: Obligations of stakeholders in Tourism Development
      Providing Honest Information to the Touriists
      Showing Concern for Security and Safety of the Tourists
      Allowing the Tourists to Practice their Religion
      Repatriation of Tourists by Government in case of bankruptcy of Tour Operators
      Governments’ Duty to Inform their National of Dangers of Tourism
      Media Issuing Honest Information
    • Article 7: Right to Tourism
      Removing Obstacles in the Development of Tourism
      Right to Rest and Leisure by Limiting the Working Hours and Ensuring Periodic Holidays with Pay
      Developing Social Tourism by Public Authorities
      Encouraging Tourism for People with Disabilities
    • Article 8: Liberty of Tourist Movements
      Liberty to Move within the Country
      Access to Communication, Administrative, Health and Legal Services
      Confidentiality of Personal Data like the Citizens of the Country
      Adapting Administrative Procedures for Border Crossing
      Access to Allowances of Convertible Currencies
    • Article 9: Rights of the Workers in the Tourism Industry
      Guarantee of Fundamental Rights of Salaried and Self-Employed Workers in the Tourism Industry
      Imparting Training and Limiting the Job Insecurity as Far as Possible
      SMME should Have Free Access to the Tourism Industry
      MNCs should Involve in the Local Development
    • Article 10: Implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism
      Co-operation between Private and Public Stake-holders
      Recognition of Role of International Organisations by the Stakeholders
      Referring Disputes to World Committee on Tourism Ethics
    • An Agenda for Implementation
      Local Authorities in Tourist Destinations made Powerful to Maintain the local Law and Order
      IT Absorption by Local Authorities for Recording and Sharing Information about the Tourists
      Local Services should be Outsourced by National and International Tourist Operators
      Prevention of Corporate Form of Tourist Operators in the Locality
      Restricted Development of Properties
    • Agenda……….. Continues
      Special Status to Tourist Hotspots
      Ownership of Land only by the Locals
      Trade, Business and Industry only to the Locals
      Governing Permanent Immigration
      National Population Register to be taken up on Priority in the Tourist Areas
      Societal Concept as the Marketing Model for all Tourist Operations
    • THANK YOU