Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide and is becoming a major income source for numerous countries. It helps generate jobs for the local people as well as put a new breath of life to a country’s cultural heritage. Nevertheless, it also causes problems to the host country such as environmental degradation, economic reliance, and loss of cultural heritage, among others. Such issues have led various government and civic sectors to think of ways on how to preserve the environment and culture of a country, including the rights and interests of the people, through sustainable tourism.
Defining Sustainable Tourism