Responsible Tourism is an approach to tourism that seeks to impact the societies and environments where tourism takes place positively. It is founded on social, economic, and environmental sustainability principles.
The goal of Responsible Tourism is to create a more sustainable and equitable industry, one that provides benefits to local communities and minimizes environmental impacts. This includes ensuring that tourism generates good jobs, supports local businesses, conserves natural resources, and improves social welfare.
To achieve these goals, Responsible Tourism advocates for practices such as investing in community-based projects and organizing training programs for residents
The shift in Visit Durango’s focus has been driven by global events such as the establishment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Glasgow Agreement among destinations. Additionally, the reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have had a significant impact. This shift is also motivated by the moral obligations to our community in the present day.