Compartir Experiencias del « Turismo Responsable » con Estudiantes de Quintana Roo del Sur

Gracias a la amable invitación de la Dra . Bonnie Lucía Campos Cámara , En la Ruta del Patrimonio paso por la Universidad de Quintana Roo, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México. Compartimos durante casi 2 horas nuestra experiencia especial de México y del « turismo responsable y lento » con los estudiantes de licenciatura en turismo.
Universidad de Quintana Roo, Chetumal

Universidad de Quintana Roo, Chetumal

Hablamos de nuestro proyecto, sus objetivos y los resultados esperados sobre el turismo responsable. Luego , compartimos ideas sobre este concepto , el turismo lento (relacionado con el concepto del movimiento internacional Slow Food), nuestra experiencia de la cultura maya aquí en la península de Yucatán, nuestro punto de visto y perspectiva sobre México y sus potencialidades turísticas. Fue muy interesante compartir esto con todos estos futuros proveedores de turismo aquí en la península, especialmente en este momento en que el Sur del estado de Quintana Roo se trata de promover intencionalmente la zona como un destino alternativo al turismo de masa.

Parece difícil conciliar el desarrollo económico a través del turismo y la preservación del medio ambiente como del patrimonio cultural. Pero vale realmente la pena para un desarrollo común y compartido de la zona, como lo de las generaciones futuras. Lire la suite

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

Compartir nuestra experiencia del « Slow Turismo »

Thanks to the kind invitation of Pr. Javier Hirose, On the Heritage Route stopped for a while in the beautiful town of Valladolid, Yucatan, México. We shared, during almost 2 hours, our unique experience of México and of « slow tourism » with students in BSc of « tourism development ».

With the bicycles!

With the bicycles!

We talked about our project, its goals and expected results about responsible tourism. Then, we shared ideas about this concept, the slow tourism, our experience of the Mayan culture here in the peninsula of Yucatan, our feeling about México and its touristic potentials. It was very interesting to share with all these future tourism providers here in the peninsula, also to share ideas with members of the Mayan community living here close to Valladolid. Its sounds difficult for them to conciliate economic development through tourism and preservation of their Mayan culture and traditions. Also, they could be attracted to move to the Mayan Riviera, with its model of mass tourism, where money seems to be drowned faster and more easily. From our point fo view, it is really worst preserving and recovering the impressive cultural and natural heritage of Mayas that is still alive, for themselves and their community members, but also for « adventurous » tourists like we are Miguel and I. But that is easier to say it than doing it. Lire la suite

Be a Responsible Tourist with the Tienda de Experiencias Local

Incorporating sustainable characteristics into tourism and put them into practice is not an easy topic. Even harder when tourism aims to benefit to the environment and the local communities, and to think about and mitigate its negative impacts. The Tienda de Experiencias Local, in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, tackled very well the challenge to be a responsible tourism ambassador. And as the Heritage Route passed by San Cristobal de las Casas, we had to meet them to share their experience.

The Tienda de Experiencias Local (Local Experience Shop) is developing a new way of discovering Mexico by experiencing the nature and traditions in a sustainable way. As they provide experiential tours that include activities in direct contact with local communities and the natural heritage of Mexico in a positive and responsible way.

”We create sustainable travel experiences that transform destinations”

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From Port Angeles to Portland

Récit de notre périple quotidien du 3 au 20 avril 2013 (pour les francophones!!!)

« Debout à 4h30 du matin pour reprendre le ferry de Saltspring Island vers l’Ile de Vancouver, puis bus vers Victoria. Notre retard pour prendre le ferry vers Port Angeles, USA, nous évite le trop de questions à la douane. Je craignais ce passage mais les cyclistes fous ne sont pas trop des personnes suspectes. Traversée ensoleillée avec vue sur le massif des Olympiques, notre prochaine destination. Lire la suite

What Responsible Tourism is Not

We will experiment Responsible Tourism and share with you the good practices… and the bad.

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The word Sustainable is now everywhere, it has grown beyond its literal, grammatical meaning and is tagged onto a huge number of entities, some deserving, some not.

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In the world of travel and tourism we also find the word sustainable. Though often it is expanded and perhaps made more specific by use of the word ‘Responsible’.

Again, the word ‘Responsible’ is tagged onto many things. It is now an established term in the industry but is, in our opinion, often mis-used as a pure marketing ploy. We are genuinely passionate about acting Responsibly as an organisation. This is not an add-on for us, it is an all-permeating ethos.

Perhaps you will therefore grant us leave to express, in fairly blunt terms, what we feel about certain schemes that are used by certain organisations in order to claim use of the word ‘Responsible’ in association with their services.

Responsible Tourism is…

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