Our approach, is to first create awareness of the side effects associated with tourism which, are focused on cultural sensitivity, understanding the value of the tourist economy, and recognizing the need to protect the environment. Finally, with the support of the public, our goal is to build a sustainable infrastructure for Responsible Tourism.
Cultural Identity Preservation – Traveling is exploring the uniqueness and diversity of other cultures. Do you want to travel through a theme park built for tourists, or experience real cultural traditions? Learn how to recognize authentic experiences without exploiting cultural identities.
Environmental Protection – Plastic is one of the greatest contaminants of our time. It packages everything from shampoo to water bottles and often gets left behind in the places we visit. Learn how to reduce your plastic consumption and be an eco-savy traveler.
Responsible Tourism – Tourism is the number one industry in many economies. There is a large impact brought to infrastructure and the environment. Learn how you can be a responsible tourist and have a positive impact on the communities you visit
Responsible Tourism Infrastructure
World Progress Now understands that there are monumental challenges involved in implementing positive change with regards to tourism.
“What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” – President of Bolivia
It all begins with you, the consumer. As a consumer of goods and services, you can make a difference in the world every day by making a simple choice. When you travel, you can choose to use a refillable water canteen instead of multiple plastic bottles. You can choose to stay at a local boutique hotel rather than the all-inclusive place. You can choose to buy your souvenirs at the certified artisan market instead of bargaining on imitation goods.
Acknowledging your powerful influence on the world is the first step towards change.