Responsible Tourism

  • Tourism for Tomorrow awards finalists announced

      World’s leading sustainable tourism initiatives are announced by WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the 18 finalists for its 2014 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The Awards are one of the highest accolades in the global Travel & Tourism industry, recognising sustainable tourism best practices in businesses […]

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    • World Tourism Day 2012 Message by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon

      The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development emphasized that well-designed and well-managed tourism can make a significant contribution to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.  One of the world’s largest economic sectors, tourism is especially well-placed to promote environmental sustainability, green growth and our struggle against climate change through its relationship […]

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      • What is Responsible Tourism?

        Sustainable or responsible tourism has often been assimilated by many with ecotourism or community based tourism. After over a decade since the concept of sustainable / responsible tourism really emerged, it is now understood that all forms of tourism in all destinations (including mass tourism) need to become more sustainable. In the early years, the […]

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        • Why Responsible Tourism?

          Tourism has become the largest world’s industry (1 $ trillion/year and 6% of global employment) and it is one of the top three sources of export earnings for nearly half of the less developed countries (LDCs).  The Greater Mekong Sub region (GMS) has been the fastest growing world destination in terms of international arrivals for […]

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          • Our vision

            “We are travellers, they are tourists”

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            • The E-Guide in Brief

              The E-Guide features responsible tourism operators and suppliers in the seven destinations of the Mekong: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, Yunnan and Guangxi provinces of China. See our contents description The offer You will as well notice that the range of products and services described here vary slightly from one country to the other. […]

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