1 To reduce the impact that tourism has on naturally
2 To ensure that tourism does not exploit the natural environment or local communities.
3 To consult with local communities on
4 To make sure that infrastructure
improvements benefit local people and
not just tourists.
5 To respect local customs and traditions - some communities are
offended when tourists wear inappropriate clothes in religious places,
strip off on the beach or behave in a rowdy manner. Local people
appreciate tourists who try to learn the language and show an
interest in their culture.
6 To support local communities - stay in locally owned
accommodation and buy produce from local people.
7 To protect resources - don't take too many
showers or use air conditioning.