Responsible community tourism and travel should be

Be operated with the involvement and consent of local communities.

  1. Give a fair share of profits back to the local community.
  2. Involve communities rather than individuals, because working with individuals can disrupt social structures.
  3. Be environmentally sustainable. Local people must be involved if conservation projects are to succeed.
  4. Respect traditional culture and social structures.
  5. Have mechanisms to help communities cope with the impact of Western tourists.
  6. Keep groups small to minimize cultural and environmental impact.
  7. Brief tourists before the trip on appropriate behavior.
  8. Not pressure local people to perform inappropriate ceremonies.
  9. Leave communities alone if they don’t want tourism.
  10. respect the people, respect thier community, respect thier culture, respect thier religious beliefs.

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