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Principles of Sustainable Development
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9 January, 2020 0 Comments

"Principles of Sustainable Development

The words 'sustainability' and 'sustainable tourism' seem to be familiar to an average person, but the two words have a different meaning. In short, the concept of sustainability emphasis on avoiding the depletion of the resources, whether it is economical, environmental, or cultural. And sustainable tourism is where tourism focuses on respecting the culture of the environment and people. Unfortunately, most people do not travel in this way. Most of the tourists do not implement sustainable tourism.

More than the average traveler participates in mass tourism, which offers hotel packages, cruises, beach parties, and others. Where sustainable development provides interaction with the local environment and culture, mass tourism focuses on generating income. This generated income whatsoever doesn't go to local communities, environments, or residents. It gets a transfer to transitional companies rather than remaining in the country tourist visits.

Why Sustainable Tourism?

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Sustainable Tourism makes a low impact on the local environment and culture. Not only that, it helps in generating incomes and bring employment in the local communities while conserving the local eco-systems. Implementing Sustainable tourism brings a balance of social, economic, and environmental goals. Not only it helps the local environment, but it also manages the threats resulting from mass tourism.

Principle of Sustainable Development

Metasahallitues has applied the principles of sustainable tourism since 2004. Finland's World Heritage was launched in 2015 to create shared policies creature was also a need for laws for the cultural site, so these principles were. By applying these principles, the parties are committed to ensuring the safe ecological, economic sustainability, and socio-cultural for tourism. There are many other principles developed by professionals or organizations. Bram well and Lane (1993) developed the basic four principles of sustainable ecotourism development:

Preservation of essential ecological process
Strategic making and holistic making 
Protection of biodiversity and human heritage
The construction that ensures the productivity of sustained tourism can be long term.


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 Tourism Concern(1991) outlined ten sustainable principles for sustainable tourism with the association of the Wildlife Fund for nature.

Undertaking and Implementing Research 
Research should be done with efficient data and monitoring the effect of industry on the eco-system due to tourism. These are essential to detect the reasons for environmental degradation and bring benefits to destinations, local people, and commerce.
The conclusion of this research must be implemented with the right parties and organization.

Reduction in over-consumption of waste 
The reduction of waste consumption helps in the restoring of the environmental damage that has been occurred a long time ago. Besides, it helps in enhancing tourism.

Maintaining Balance between the bio-diversity people
Maintaining the bio-diversity creates a mutual understanding between the natural, social, and cultural diversity, which is pretty essential when it comes to the term sustainability of tourism.

Supporting and Enhancing the local economies
Locals who support tourism uplifts the economic status with different local economic activities. With this account, locals can invest in conserving and protecting the environmental aspects.

Involving local people in the sustainable development of tourism
Integrating local people on sustainable development supports the protection of their environment and culture. Overall, it improves both living standards and eco-systems around them.

Involving tourists in the planning 
While visiting their destination, tourists should treat it as their own home. Just like their home, there is a basis for sustainable tourism etiquette that will aid in causing harm to the environment.

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Consumption of resources wisely
The use and conservation of the funds must be done carefully so that future generations or future travelers can enjoy the eco-system. On the other hand, it also helps in the long -term business.

Maintaining the harmony between the stakeholders and people with consultation
An understanding must be developed between stakeholders and the local people so that they can work simultaneously on the principles of sustainability. Later on, there should be no miscommunication between them.

Training the parties and staff involving in sustainable tourism
The people who are working in the field of sustainable tourism development must not know about tourism but also skills on the development of social, economic, and ecological aspects.

The above principle focuses on the planning, monitoring, and proper care of the ecotourism destinations. This planning includes the prevention of degrading environmental resources, and each party involving in this sector should act as a force of conservation and development. If all these principles are implemented in the tourism areas, it will likely ensure the upfront approaches.

Strategies for Sustainable Tourism

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The world has already bear the negative impacts of mass tourism, and to minimize these impacts, there are specific strategies for Sustainable tourism. The plans are mainly based on broad, regional, and more holistic analysis. Before making the strategies, there was some of the study carried out on different sectors which are given as below:

  • Analysis of the tourist's areas like social, cultural, and environmental aspects.
  • Analysis of an area's tourism assets and the constraints on future tourism development.

After the analysis, the following are the strategies developed for sustainable tourism.

There should be active participation of both local and the tourism industry in every plan-making and on-going decision making.
The people who are working in the field of sustainable tourism development must not know about tourism but also skills on the development of social, economic, and ecological aspects.
Cultural and natural values attract tourists, and they should know the sites, and their protection will help and encourage locals to invite more people all over the world.
Most of the travelers go online for the destination; this is where the internet comes in handy. The extensive consultation through the internet makes things way more comfortable.
 Local people must be happy with the effects that tourism has positively brought to the community. They should also be aware of visitor's influx will not overwhelm their lives, increase the economy, but also invites an unwelcome effect on their environment and culture. 

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