Transcript of "Strategies used to manage responsible tourism"
• Retention of visitor spending;• Widening access to facilities;• Community projects;• Employment and training of localpeople;• Education.
Money spent by local tourists is re-circulated in thelocal economy – Multiplier effect Managers should try and keep tourist money within the local area – keep “leakage” to a minimum Use suppliers in the local area. Local communities can be involved in tourism to make sure produce and supplies are bought locally rather than from outside the area.
Make tourist facilities open to as many people as possible Provide disabled facilities Give concessions for families and children Promote the tourist attraction
Most tourism takes place for commercial reasons tobenefit an individual or company – they want a financialreturn !However....some governments invest in tourism to benefit thelocal community and improve their quality of life. Examples: Parks, community centres, transport infrastructure and visitor attractions
. In some parts of the UK, money from tourists is used tomaintain the areas that they visit e.g.car parking charges are used to maintain footpaths and drystone walls. Nurture Lakeland (formerly the Lake DistrictTourism and Conservation Partnership) is a good example ofthis, raising more than £1.5 million from visitors and tourismbusinesses for conservation projects since 1996.
Invest in training local people for tourism jobsExamples of employment – Hotels, touristattractions, tour guiding, hospitality etcTraining means higher standards of customer servicewhich results in more repeat visitors and asustainable tourism industry.
Tourism businesses needs to understand the key issues regardingresponsible tourism in order to develop sustainable businesspractices. Tourists need to be educated so they can learn how to protect the environment and support local communities Local business gain skills to improve quality standards Local people are educated to make the most of opportunities that tourism brings.