Responsible Tourism according to AITO, UK

By Dian Hasan | September 23, 2009

Responsible local communities in Peru

Helping local communities in Peru.

Green tourism and responsible travel are key concerns for AITO and its members. Each potential member’s sustainable tourism credentials are examined before they may join, to ensure sustainability and that local cultures and the environment are treated with the utmost care and respect. AITO members recognise that the destinations where they provide holidays are the life blood of the industry. and that they need to protect them with a responsible travel and sustainable tourism policy.


Traveler interacting with children in Bhutan.

AITO is the first tourism industry association to incorporate into its business charter  a commitment to Responsible Travel and Green Tourism.






Sustainable Travel Guidelines for its members based upon 5 key objectives:

  • To protect the environment – its flora, fauna and landscapes
  • To respect local cultures – traditions, religions and built heritage
  • To benefit local communities – both economically and socially
  • To conserve natural resources – from office to destination
  • To minimise pollution – through noise, waste disposal and congestion

To learn more about AITO and Responsible Tourism, click on the following links:

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