Responsible Travel has published the first league table of Tourist Boards graded by commitment to responsible tourism. Destinations in countries were ranked for sustainable tourism, vision and mission, responsible policies, audits for responsible tourism and educational information or tips for tourists about responsible tourism.
Commenting on the results, Responsible Travel CEO Justin Francis said they were “very surprised that so many Tourist Boards’ vision statements include no or little reference to sustainability; and by how many have no published responsible tourism policies or activities.
“We think that serious questions should be asked of the tourist boards at the bottom of our league table…. In many cases around the world we think responsibility in tourism is being achieved despite the tourist board not because of it. South Africa is a real exception. They have national and local strategies for responsible tourism enshrined in law and policy and with real programs of work to deliver it, although delivery is still patchy.”
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