Contour applies the principles governing the commercial viability of different tourism markets in destinations universally and has specific experience in the following countries:
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Bali
  • China
  • Tibet
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Botswana
  • South Africa
  • The Gambia
  • Senegal
  • Mali
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Turkey
  • Morocco
  • Yemen
  • Tunisia
  • The Caribbean
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Europe
  • Conservation & sustainable tourism


    This paper summarizes how best to achieve sustainable tourism and a balance between conservation and tourism.



    Have no illusions
    - tourism is not green by its very nature, because in transporting people around the globe carbon footprinting cannot be avoided
    - tourism depends upon accessibility, water, electricity and communication
    - corporate responsibility and health & safety regulations impose western standards on developing countries
    - tourism can corrupt and destroy a destination if uncontrolled

    Embrace and encourage social responsibility and sustainable tourism
    - promote competitively priced local goods and services
    - comply with western standards and industry regulations
    - provide a choice that informs and supports local initiatives
    - support and educate local people in tourism

    Achieve a balance between conservation and tourism that is sustainable
    - know your environmental capacity
    - know your environmental appeal and value
    - establish maximum tourism numbers & impact levels
    - educate tourists about your environmental issues

    Contact us - let us help you establish and manage a conservation and tourism policy that empowers you to control your destiny and facilitates sustainable business.

    Other papers on other tourism issues:
    Tourism & poverty reduction
    Crises in tourism destinations
    Marketing your tourist destination

    Actions speak louder than words

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