Global economists forecast continuing international tourism growth, the amount depending on the location. As one of the world's largest and fastest growing industries, this continuous growth will place great stress on remaining biologically diverse habitats and indigenous cultures, which are often used to support mass tourism.
Ruta Del Golfo is committed to reduce the impact of tourism by:
- informing themselves about the culture, politics, and economy of the communities visited
- anticipating and respecting local cultures, expectations and assumptions
- contributing to intercultural understanding and tolerance
- supporting the integrity of local cultures by favoring businesses which conserve cultural heritage and traditional values
- supporting local economies by purchasing local goods and participating with small, local businesses
- conserving resources by seeking out businesses that are environmentally conscious, and by using the least possible amount of non-renewable resources
Taking into account that there is no blueprint for responsible tourism, Ruta Del Golfo works to:
- minimise negative economic, environmental, and social impacts
- generate greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities, improving working conditions and access to the industry
- involve local people in decisions that affect their lives and life chances
- make positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage, to the maintenance of the world’s diversity
- provide more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues
- provide access for people with disabilities
- is culturally sensitive, engenders respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Currently, Ruta Del Golfo is developing a Corporate Social Responsibility-policy. Many coastal areas are experiencing particular pressure from growth in lifestyles and growing numbers of tourists. Coastal environments are limited in extent consisting of only a narrow strip along the edge of the ocean. Coastal areas are often the first environments to experience the detrimental impacts of tourism.
The inevitable change is on the horizon as holiday destinations put more effort into sustainable tourism. Ruta Del Golfo is committed to reduce the impact on coastal environments and ensure that investment into tourism products supports sustainable coastal tourism. When ready, we will lay out our Corporate Social Responsibility on this page. Ruta del Golfo, together with its suppliers and clients are stakeholders in sustainable tourism, which, at the end of the day, is all about improving the places for people to live in and for people to visit.