Sustainable tourism is the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make a positive impact on the environment, society, and economy of it. It’s a step towards building a travel culture that keep guard for the sustainability of the tourism resources – both human and nature for the generations to come!
All tourism activities of whatever motivation – holidays, business travel, conferences, adventure travel and ecotourism – need to be sustainable. Sustainable tourism is defined as “tourism that respects both local people and the traveller, cultural heritage and the environment”. It seeks to provide people with an exciting and educational holiday that is also of benefit to the people of the host country.
72 percent of tourism’s Carbon Dioxide emissions come from transportation, 24 percent from accommodations, and 4 percent from local activities. Aviation accounts for 55% of those transportation Carbon Dioxide emissions (or 40% of tourism’s total). However, when considering the impact of all greenhouse gas emissions from tourism and that aviation emissions are made at high altitude where their effect on climate is amplified, aviation alone accounts for 75% of tourism’s climate impact.
Tyndis Heritage Project closely relates our activities with the notion of Environment Conservation and Preservation. Campaigns that aim at preservation of the Mangrove Forests, Biodiversity of North Kerala, Kareem’s Man Made Forest – Lessons and Experience, Medicinal Garden of Divakaran – the Agriculturalist Scientist, Wild Turtle Conservation Campaigns by Neythal, Journeys along the Monkey Island and the Sacred Groves of Malabar etc. are the major efforts towards Sustainable Tourism taken forward by Tyndis Heritage Project.
‘Plant a Tree Programme‘ is a step towards the realization of the concept of leaving back a positive footprint by the tourist. This is where the tourists are invited to contribute towards the Reforestation Campaigns led by Tyndis Heritage Project in conserving the Mangrove Eco-system of Kerala.