The University of the Virgin Islands, California State University, Sacramento. Travelling is a synonym of curiosity and knowledge. Perhaps, the most important aspect of this concept is in the homecoming, when we understand that printed colour photographs are not the only thing that is engraved in our memory. The primary objective of the study is to examine the impact of perceived responsible tourism on perceived quality of life of communities in tourist destinations and to analyze the mediating role of perceived destination sustainability. We are in the Orco Valley, in Piedmont, at the foot of the Gran Paradiso National Park. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. Tourism is probably the most profitable industrial sector in the global economy, although it is not a purely economic phenomenon. In this way, the money you spend during your travel can arrive directly to local people, this has a positive impact on local communities. This definition, the Cape Town Declaration is now widely accepted and has been adopted by the World Travel Market in 2007 for World Responsible Tourism Day. Travelling is my passion and being in contact with the nature is my favourite part of every new experience. Il repose d’ailleurs sur trois objectifs bien précis : • Participer au développement économique local : au même titre que le tourisme équitable, le tourisme responsable entend participer à l’épanouissement des populations locales. Responsible tourism practice (RTP) has become the most popular concept and principle for modern tourism development. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. Impact of responsible tourism on destination sustainability and quality of life of community in tourism destinations, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Featured image: photo by Avel Chucklanov, on Unsplash, I’m Camilla, 22 years old, student of Linguistic Mediation at University of Trento. In this way, the “sense of place” is created, it means a sort of “emotional geography” where emotions are situated in the middle of the touristic experience. Acknowledging we should be more responsible, however, is only part of it. This encourages the preservation, it has a few negative consequences and promotes an active and beneficial socioeconomic participation of local people” (Elisabeth Boo, 1990), “Ecotourism is a way of traveling responsibly in almost natural environments. Not really Expensive? This paper endeavors to discover the Langkawi Island communities’ perceptions of RTP and its impacts on their quality of … Absolutely not! A questionnaire-based survey conducted to collect responses from a sample of 432 residents from 3 different tourism destinations in India. You should buy in local markets, prefer hotels and restaurants run by local people, choose local tour guides. Moreover, the “ Responsible Tourism” label can be used only if sustainable accommodation fulfils strict rules and requirements. This means making choices that support the longevity of tourism in a particular location, respecting the environment and trying to improve the quality of life for the local population. Responsible tourism addresses the aforementioned sustainable tourism discourse in implementation and is more of an expression to describe tourism that is sustainable because it acts sustainably. For this reason, some alternative definitions of ecotourism have become popular. It doesn’t mean raising awareness only of nature and visited places, but also being respectful of local communities that live there. There are a lot of words defining the same concept, this can lead to confusion. It refers to the increasing number of people who are choosing to go on vacation without staying in in hotels or travelling by means which pollutes the environment. A fascinating and hopeful new development, more tourism businesses are using incomes to protect land and habitats for some of the world’s most endangered species, says Responsible Travel. Eco-tourism is an emerging type of tourism which fights against the exploitation of countries in the name of tourism. Responsible tourism, like Sustainable tourism, aims to foster a positive economic, social, and environmental impact on host destinations; however, Responsible tourism depends on … Ceresole is a fantastic […], Our green future, photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash. It helps to finance protected areas and creates possible sources of income for local people”. 2008 was the 25th anniversary of ecotourism, a word first coined by Mexican architect Hector Ceballos-Lascurain in July 1983. The term responsible tourism, by contrast, is generally used on an individual level. From the data analysis, it was found that as the residents of the local community, perceived responsible tourism plays a pivotal role in the formulation of perceived destination sustainability, which in turn impacts their perceived quality of life. The Monroe County Tourist Development Council has debuted a video encouraging responsible boating, diving and fishing off the Florida Keys. Moreover, this type of tourism could find the appropriate incentive to cover the considerable amount of investments required to start the project thanks to additional awareness campaigns. Would you like to organize your next travel in a more eco-friendly way? By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. This statement is demonstrated by several studies, and confirmed by a recent survey carried out on travellers and accommodations owners in Italy, Germany, Slovenia and Serbia. This has certainly raised awareness of environmental issues and attention to eco-tourism. The tourism industry is one of the largest growing industries day by day. When we started Responsible Travel in 2001 and started talking about responsible tourism, the prevalent terms were ‘ecotourism’ and ‘green tourism’. You may have already heard the term being used in a different context e.g. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. Pour lutter contre les effets négatifs du tourisme classique, le tourisme responsable offre une vision alternative des voyages. Responsible ecotourism makes clear the social responsibility of the tourist. “Green label” and “Green key” are just two labels among so many others that are used to highlight an experience that certainly respects the environment. The call of the wild – and the wildlife in it – is a powerful one. Thus, the study findings offer implications for the successful management of tourism businesses as well as the community sustainability and their well-being. The new frontier of ecotourism is sustainable tourism or responsible tourism: An environmentally friendly tourism, that must also be respectful of local communities who have to be economically supported through tourism. If you are open to a […], Do you already know Ceresole Reale, a cozy alpine resort situated at 1612m above sea level?