Responsible Tourism for Travellers M Hatchuel 2012


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What is Responsible Tourism? How do I do it? Why is it different to eco-tourism, sustainable tourism, or any other -ism tourism? How ill it benefit me? And how will it benefit the people I visit?

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Responsible Tourism for Travellers M Hatchuel 2012

  1. Martin
  2. People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people theyignore at home Dagobert Runes #FAIL!
  3. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, andnarrow-mindedness Mark Twain #PURR!
  4. Tourists People traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes UN World Tourism Organisation
  5. International tourist arrivals1950: 25 millionAnnual growth: 1950 – 2010: 6.2%2010: 940 million Export earnings: US$ 919 billion; € 693 billion2011: 980 million2012: One billion + UNWTO. Pic: Pierre Selim
  6. Travel & Tourism2011: 9% of global GDP US$6 trillion ... 255 million jobs Expected growth: 4% per yearWorld Travel & Tourism Council
  7. Travel & Tourism2022: 10% of global GDP US$10 trillion 328 million jobs ... 1 in every 10 on the planet!World Travel & Tourism Council
  8. This is gonna kill us!
  9. Tourismthatcreatesbetterplaces forpeople tolive in,and betterplaces tovisit
  10. Suppliers! You’re the problem!Sustainable tourism,Eco-tourism,Pro-poor tourism, and others... all expected the tourism industry to make the difference
  11. Visitors! Front and centre!In Responsible Tourism everyone makes a difference: host communities and tourists alike. Pic: Alvaror Fontana
  12. If I have seenfurtherit is by standingon ye sholdersof GiantsIsaac Newton
  13. The Four-Way Test (1932)Is it the truth?Is it fair to all concerned?Will it build goodwill and better friendships?Will it be beneficial to all concerned?Herbert J. TaylorAdopted by Rotary International in 1943
  14. United NationsUniversal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person
  15. Animals: The Five Freedoms (1979)Freedom from hunger or thirstFreedom from discomfortFreedom from pain, injury or diseaseFreedom to express normal behaviourFreedom from fear and distressUnited Kingdom Farm Animal Welfare Council
  16. The Earth Summit: The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development 27 guiding principles for sustainable developmentThe environment: The Rio Declaration (1992)
  17. The Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism (2002)Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable DevelopmentCape Town Conference on Responsible Tourism inDestinations (280 delegates from 20 countries)Birth of a movement: do what you can to make tourismwork for everyone - and for the environment
  18. The Cape Town Declaration Responsible Tourism:• Minimises negative • Generates respect impacts between tourists and• Ensures economic hosts benefits • Involves locals and• Is culturally sensitive enhances their well-• Conserves heritage being and diversity • Improves working• Builds local pride and conditions and access confidence to the industry
  19. I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious Albert Einstein What can *I* do? Consider this: Other industries export their products and services. Tourism imports its consumers
  20. Beforeyouleave • Do your homework • ‘What approach must I take?’ You don’t entertain tourists in your house. You entertain visitors Hugo Antonio Santiago
  21. In your destination If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home James Michener Pic: Bohari Adventures; Mataram, Indonesia
  22. Respect• Learn about the destination• Respect local laws, traditions, attractions, dress codes• Respect the environment• Respect yourselfGodfrey A. Okiki "Women off to Market" 1963
  23. Engage• Make Friends• Feel the joy• Try to understand the challengesPic: John Pannell
  24. • Use accredited Go green accommodation & tours • Leave the ivory on the elephant• Self-accreditation sucks! • Re-use & recycle• Don’t rent the emaciated • Use carbon offsetting camel
  25. Sleep where you stayStay in locally-owned placesthat support local economies
  26. You’re in Africa. Why are you buying Chinese?• Eat & buy local• Bargaining? Pay fair prices
  27. Win! prize: Public transport• Third Win! Win!• Runner-up: Cycling• And the winner is: Walking!
  28. Self-accreditation sucksTravel with operators who practiceResponsible Tourism
  29. Be yourselfYes, you arepaying, and no,why should youaccept poorservice?But be niceResponsibleTourism demandsequal relationships
  30. Sex & The City Practice safe sexFiercely protect childrenagainst sexual (and other) exploitation
  31. • Donate via reputable institutions and to recognised projects• Self-accreditation sucks• Don’t give money to children• If you have to volunteer - how will your stay affect your hosts (Positively? Negatively?)Be charitable. But...
  32. Look but don’t touchAnd no, don’t leave any footprints• Leave nature as it is• Wild animals are wild - no petting. Respect their space• Put your butt out properly - and take it home with you• Use water sparingly
  33. After your trip(or while you’re travelling)• Be generous• Share your experiences on line• Suggest ways of travelling responsibly• Tag, tag, tag
  34. PreachWhatYouPracticeRon Mader
  35. I don’t care what you do.I do care whether the scale of your ambition is making it laughably, impossibly better Umair Haque
  36. Enkosi - Thank youTweeples & Facebookers Ron Mader - Planeta.comRon Mader @RonmaderJoey L Defrancesco @JoeyquitsResponsible Capetown @RespcptTourism Geographies @TourismjournalResponsible Tourism @RespontourPaul Miedema @Paulmiedema1Mynatour @My_NatourEthan Gelber @ThetravelwordClimatesmartct @ClimatesmartctResponsible Travel @R_TravelCatherine Mack @CatherinemackEtourism @EtourismforumCoffeebeans Routes @CoffeebeansroutKurt Ackermann @Kurt_ASkye Grove @SkyegroveIvisitorguide @Ivisitorguide
  37. Responsible Tourism The International Centre for Responsible Tourism Conscious Travel and Global Code of Ethics for Responsible Tourism Responsible Cape Town you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable Clifton Fadiman
  38. About the fontsAll the fancy fonts in this presentation were designed by Jo Taylor Qirkus Qirlycues Qixstix Qokijo Qranklestein Quikhand
  39. Martin Hatchuel kakuhle April 12‘Goodbye’ in Xhosa - said to people who are leaving. Literally: ‘Go well ’