Community Building

September 28, 2018

Tourism must be also aimed at upholding the spirits of Community Building. The local communities of North Kerala are to carefully placed over all the points that come along the journey of Tyndis – right from the Storytellers to the Activity Service Providers!

Tyndis pledge to buy local — including food, experiences, and storytellers. Using tourism to create an undeniably positive impact on local communities. Travelers consciously exercising their purchasing power can effectively redistribute money from the developed world into developing countries.

While tourism in general spreads the money, it’s local-level tourism specifically that has such a profound effect on poverty alleviation — and it’s here that travelers and the industry must more fully commit to using tourism for good. There’s a lot of room for improvement in both the industry, and in traveler spending habits on the road.

Researchers found from the studies about the Tourism in Thailand that an estimated 70% of all money spent by tourists ended up leaving Thailand (via foreign-owned tour operators, airlines, hotels, imported drinks and food, etc.).

Estimates for other Third World countries range from 80% in the Caribbean to 40% in India.” This trend, dubbed ‘tourism leakage,’ stems from all-inclusive travel packages that prevent travelers from interacting with local communities — meaning “not much opportunity is left for local people to profit from tourism. Responsible tourism is any form of tourism that can be consumed in a more responsible way. Tyndis Heritage Project is responsible to cater for Community Building!

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