Responsible Tourism and CSR

What is Responsible Tourism ?

Responsible Tourism was defined in Cape Town in 2002 alongside the World Summit on Sustainable Development. This definition, the Cape Town Declaration is now widely accepted.

Responsible Tourism is about « making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit. » Responsible Tourism requires that operators, hoteliers, governments, local people and tourists take responsibility, take action to make tourism more sustainable. Lire la suite

Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility Across-Borders: Canada

As part of our ongoing effort to understand the most important characteristics of any society Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) matters, we are contacting the CSR key-entities in each country that the Sur la Route du Patrimoine Project will pass by.

We have been welcomed by the Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR), a non-profit member organization with a mission to accelerate and scale corporate social and environmental sustainability in Canada and challenge the « business as usual » model.

Here below you’ll find the report of our interview made at CBSR,Vancouver, that will be part of our general study about CSR Across-Borders :

What is Corporate Social Responsibility about in Canada? Lire la suite

The Stanford Inn: Experience the Sustainability as a Big Picture

Maybe one of our most comfy stay of the trip so far. After some long days of cycling without giving you lots of news, we are back!

Searching for some sustainable tourism examples  in California, the Sur la Route du Patrimoine Projet’s Team read and heard about the Stanford Inn – by the sea, located in the lovely neighbourhood of the archetypal North-American village of Mendocino, Mendocino County, California. We have heard that the Mendocino County is very slow, organic-food oriented and more generally very conscious and committed to a good quality of life. Did you know that the Mendocino County is the only part in the USA where it is illegal to grow GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms)? Lire la suite