SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Sustainable Tourism Growth

Applicable to all forms of tourism in all types of destinations, including mass tourism and different segments of the niche tourism, are guidelines and management pratiques for sustainable tourism. The concepts of sustainable development relate to the environmental, financial and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development, which require an adequate balance to ensure its long-term sustainable development among these three dimensions.

Sustainable Tourism Facts:

Sustainable tourism optimizes environmental resources that constitute a key element in tourism growth, ensures that important ecological processes are preserved and contributes to natural heritage and biodiversity conservation.

Sustainable tourism recognizes and encourages inter-cultural understanding and tolerance of host communities ' social and cultural nature, conserves the cultural heritage and traditional values they create and live.

Sustainable tourism ensures healthy, long-term economic development, offers the socio-economic benefits of all fairly distributed stakeholders and leads to poverty alleviation, including stable employment opportunities, income-raising and social services to host communities.

In order to develop sustainably, all relevant actors must engage informally as well as to maintain a strong political course, to ensure broad participation and the building of consensus. Sustainable tourism is an ongoing process and needs to be constantly monitored, with preventive and/or corrective measures when required.

Sustainable tourism should also ensure a high level of touristic satisfaction and a positive experience for visitors and raise awareness of sustainable tourism issues among them.