¿WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?
Balance between environmental, economic and socio-cultural aspects in the development of tourism to ensure its long-term sustainability. Sustainable tourism development includes: - Make optimal use of environmental resources that are a key element of tourism development, maintaining essential ecological processes and helping to conserve natural resources and biological diversity. - Respect the socio-cultural authenticity of host communities, preserve their cultural heritage as a whole (architectural) and their traditional values and contribute to understanding and intercultural tolerance. - Ensure viable long-term economic activities that provide well-distributed socio-cultural benefits to all stakeholders, including opportunities for stable employment and income and social services for host communities, and to contribute to the reduction Of poverty. (World Tourism Organization - WTO, 2004).