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Responsible Tourism - Doing Business, Doing Good

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Uploaded on Nov 9, 2009

Tourism can be a driving force for employment creation and income increase in the developing world. Especially in these times of economic crisis, responsible travelling becomes an important value to many tourists. Chris Thompson, Travelife Sustainability Manager and Responsible Tourism Co-ordinator of FTO (Federation of Tour Operators): "At lease 2/3 of people walking into a travel agency are looking for authenticity, they are looking for something being put back into the local destination, and that we are actually enhancing livelihoods."

It is possible to increase the profit for local people, while the tourism industry also wins. SNV Netherlands Development Organisation helps to develop responsible tourism, generating jobs and income for local people. This leads to a quality experience for tourists and good business for the travel industry

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