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  • 1. WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM? “Economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainable development must include the interests of all stakeholders including indigenous people, local communities, visitors, industry and government”
  • 2. BRUNTLAND REPORT(1987) “sustainability - meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”
  • 3. Raise Awareness How can you help the development of sustainable tourism? Understand the concepts sustainability What are the roles and responsibilities of tourists? Understand the importance of sustainable tourism
  • 4. SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES: THE FIVE CORE PRINCIPLES • The material domain: constitutes the basis for regulating the flow of materials and energy that underlie existence. • The economic domain: provides a guiding framework for creating and managing wealth.
  • 5. CONTINUE • The domain of life: provides the basis for appropriate behaviour in the biosphere. • The social domain: provides the basis for social interactions. • The spiritual domain: identifies the necessary attitudinal orientation and provides the basis for a universal code of ethics.
  • 6. Sustainability as vital to the life of the tourism industry. • SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES REFER TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIO-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT. A SUITABLE BALANCE MUST BE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THESE THREE DIMENSIONS TO GUARANTEE ITS LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY.
  • 7. SUSTAINABLE TOURISM HAS THE POWER TCREATE CHANGE ON A GLOBAL SCALE. • Preserve destinations for generations to come • Safeguard our cultural and environmental heritage • Promote social equality • Energize new markets to travel to the destination • Revitalize local communities • Create jobs along the rich value chain • Keep tourism dollars within destinations • Help businesses reduce costs
  • 8. TYPES OF SUSTAINABILITY • CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY • SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY • ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY • ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
  • 9. CULTURAL SUSTAINABITY • Ability of people to retain or adapt elements of their culture that makes them different. It is also refers to retaining a degree of local cultural identity in the face of global tourism
  • 10. SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY The ability of a community to absorb extra people for short or long periods of time and continue functioning without disharmony or social change
  • 11. ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY • Make optimal use of environmental resources that constitute a key element in tourism development, maintaining essential ecological processes and helping to conserve natural heritage and biodiversity.
  • 12. ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY • It is the level of economic gain from any tourism activity which needs to be sufficient to cover the costs of any special measures taken to cater for the tourist and to mitigate the impact of tourist’s presence
  • 13. REFERENCE LIST  Jelly Carr, Jan 27, Second in Geography department at St Bees School. Accessed on the 6th march 2014 also available at http://www.slideshare.net/JellyCarr/sustainable-tourism-16205251?qid=425673c4-bbe4-440e-b4fceaa3f7b0eb15&v=qf1&b=&from_search=6  Reymarie Oohlala, Dec 01, 2013, sustainable toursm. Accessed on th 6th of march 2014. Also available at http://www.slideshare.net/reymarieoohlala/sustainable-tourism28775238?qid=425673c4- bbe4-440eb4fc- eaa3f7b0eb15&v=qf1&b=&from_search=1  Sharonchu0316, Mar 26, 2011, Sustainable tourism. Acceessed on the 7th of march 2014. Also available at http://www.slideshare.net/sharonchu0316/sustainable-tourism-7392213?qid=69da4f92-a4a94541bece-789a4468daf5&v=default&from_seach=8  Iithu Ettan, on Oct 09, 2011. Summer Intern at Cognizant Technology Solutions. Accessed on the 7th of march 2014. also available at http://wwww.slidesharenet/jithupen/sustainable-tourism-9613349?qid=69da492a4541-bece-789a4468daf5&b=&from_seach=1