Towards social sustainabilty
The principles of sustainable tourism defined by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Local Prosperity To maximize the contribution of tourism to the economic prosperity of the host destination, including the proportion of visitor spending that is retained locally.
Employment Quality To strengthen the number and quality of local jobs created and supported by tourism, including the level of pay, conditions of service and availability to all without discrimination by gender, race, disability or in other ways.
Social Equity To seek a widespread and fair distribution of economic and social benefits from tourism throughout the recipient community, including improving opportunities, income and services available to the poor.
Visitor Fulfillment To provide a safe, satisfying and fulfilling experience for visitors, available to all without discrimination by gender, race, disability or in other ways.
Local Control To engage and empower local communities in planning and decision making about the management and future development of tourism in their area, in consultation with other stakeholders.
Community Wellbeing To maintain and strengthen the quality of life in local communities, including social structures and access to resources, amenities and life support systems, avoiding any form of social degradation or exploitation.
Cultural Richness To respect and enhance the historic heritage, authentic culture, traditions and distinctiveness of host communities.