Social Factors In Sustainable Tourism

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Introduction

Sustainable tourism has been defined in a number of ways by tourists and the most acceptable meaning seems to be “Sustainable tourism is the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make only a positive impact on the environment, society and economy (Lisse, 2014).” The fundamental premise behind sustainable tourism is that the tourism activities respect the locals who call that place home, their culture as well as their custom, and as well as the socioeconomic system. While often confused with eco-tourism, it is not eco-tourism, while; eco-tourism is only a sub-set of sustainable tourism. Ecotourism focuses on minimize impact and maximize protection of all resources, including energy and water. However, sustainable
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Another two factors that impact it includes the threat to the local culture due to the presence of tourists, and the pollution caused by the tourists and the waste they bring in. For example, one of the biggest menace to the environment at Mount Everest is the kind of waste tourists produce necessitating special legislations and laws from the government to prevent it with a threat of serious penal actions. Social Factors in Sustainable Tourism Social factors play a key role in the development of sustainable tourism. There are a variety of social factors one needs to consider. For example energy consumption in remote, pristine locations is barely a demand, however, with the establishment of hotels the need for energy primarily for heating and cooling increases greatly. Other than this there is consumption of energy for temperature controlled swimming pools, spas etc. This increases the consumption of energy per room established. Greenhouse gas contributions increase dramatically. Tourism is known to generate employment, but often under difficult conditions and low-income levels (Cabie, 2014).
Economic Factors in Sustainable
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There are many studies on organizations switching to sustainable practices and the moot question is whether it is out of genuine concern for sustainability or is it for making more profits (Y. Le, 2011)? There are a number of barriers or limitations towards moving towards Sustainable Tourism Practices and few of them are outlined below. The decision to make tourism, sustainable within business organizations is a process of change, which itself is challenging. The benefits to the companies and the local community is evident and the motivation is abundantly available, however, its capacity to push change is not universal. Managers in business organizations agree that implementing innovation in the workplace is challenging and takes huge amounts of time and effort. It implies changing certain cultural practices. Implementation of sustainable tourism practices involves mostly personal beliefs and

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