Responsible tourism is any form of tourism that can be consumed in a more responsible way. “Responsible tourism is tourism which: minimizes negative social, economic and environmental impacts. generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities.
The whole story behind it is about “making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.” Responsible Tourism requires that operators, hoteliers, governments, local people and tourists take responsibility, take action to make tourism more sustainable.
The efforts from Tyndis Heritage Project is closely associated with the steps taken by Responsible Tourism Initiative of Kerala Tourism. The efforts are envisaged with a ‘triple-bottom-line’ mission which comprises economic, social and environmental responsibilities. Making tourism a tool for the development of village and local communities, eradicating poverty and giving emphasis to women empowerment are the main aims of the Responsible Tourism Mission. The efforts are to provide an additional income and a better livelihood to farmers, traditional artisans, and marginalized people along with creating a social and environmental equilibrium.
Tyndis Heritage Project makes this possible in the Social aspect by promoting Cultural Immersion and further Cultural Exchange through the Experiential Activities and Storyteller Village Walks organized as part of the Heritage Trails. Considering the Economic Responsibility, we are consistently thriving to ensure that the Local Communities who are engaged in activities that can be showcased before the Tourists to earn them their share of living! Looking at the Responsibility towards the Environments, we take utmost care in preserving and conserving the eco-system of the region – be it the Mangroves or the Sacred Groves!