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Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Sustainable Tourism

Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Sustainable Tourism

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National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (1992 Report)

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) joined with the NRTEE and the provincial round tables of Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan to initiate a dialogue on "sustainable tourism". The dialogue resulted in a "code of ethics for tourists", a "code of ethics for the industry", and a set of "recommended guidelines" for the industry in total.
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (1992 Report)

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) joined with the NRTEE and the provincial round tables of Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan to initiate a dialogue on "sustainable tourism". The dialogue resulted in a "code of ethics for tourists", a "code of ethics for the industry", and a set of "recommended guidelines" for the industry in total.

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Code of Ethicsand Guidelinesfor SustainableTourism
Tourism IndustryAssociation of CanadaNational Round Tableon the Environmentand the Economy
 
Tourism Industry Associationof CanadaNational Round Table on the
Environment and the Economy
Dear Colleague,
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (‘IIAC)
recognizes that the conservation of our natural, cultural,historic and aesthetic resources; the protection of ourenvironment; and a continued welcoming spirit among ourenterprises, employees and within our host communities,
are essential conditions for high quality to&m.
Accordingly, the Association has joined with theNational Round Table on the Environment and theEconomy and the Provincial Round Tables of PrinceEdward Island and Saskatchewan, to initiate a dialogue on
“Sustainable Tourism”. The dialogue has resulted in a
“Code of Ethics for Tourists”, “Code of Ethics for theIndustry”, and a set of “Recommended Guidelines” for theindustry in total and certain key sectors.We believe that a commitment to these principles andpractices will achieve the following:enhance Canada’s image as a destination and ourability to compete in the rapidly expanding worldmarkets for tourism;ensure our capacity to provide quality tourismproducts and services in both the short and longterm;attract tourists who increasingly are seekingenvironmentally responsible tourism experi-ences;provide a source of motivation, and team spirit forstaff at all levels;improve the quality of life within our hostcommunities;reduce costs through more efftcient practices forenergy conservation, water conservation, andwaste reduction.The tourism industry acknowledges its responsibilityto help protect the environment and conserve resources,and will cooperate with other industry sectors and govern-ments at all levels towards this end.We ask for your support in achieving these objectives.
Barry Joslin George Connell, Ph. D.Chairman of the Board Chairman, National Round
Tourism Industry Table on the Environment
Association of Canadaand the Economy
SPONSORS
* Department of Industry, Science and Technology -TOURISM CANADAGovernment of Newfoundland and Labrador,Department of DevelopmentNova Scotia Department of Tourism and CultureNew Brunswick Department of Tourism, Recreationand Heritage
Prince Edward Island Department of Tourism and
ParksOntario Ministry of Tourism and RecreationManitoba Department of Industry, Trade and TourismSaskatchewan Economic Diversification and TradeAlberta TourismBritish Columbia Ministry of Development, Trade andTourismYukon TourismGovernment of the N.W.T., Economic Developmentand TourismAtlantic Canada Opportunities AgencyWestern Economic Diversification* National Round Table on the Environment and theEconomy* Prince Edward Island Round Table on the Environmentand the Economy* Saskatchewan Round Table on the Environment andthe Economy* Tourism Industry Association of Canada* Heritage CanadaHospitality Newfoundland and Labrador
Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island
Les Associations Touristiques Regionales Associees duQuebecTourism OntarioTourism Industry Association of Saskatchewan
Tourism Industry Association of Alberta
Project Coordination:
International Institute for Peace Through Tourism
* Steering Committee Members
 
SU!3TAINABLETOURISM 'IU!3TAINABLETOURISM 'I
Guidelines For Tour Operatorsuidelines For
Tour Operators1.0.0 Policy, Planning and Decision-Makingolicy, Planning and Decision-Making
1.1.1 Prepare a sustainable tourism policy statement with a commitmentrepare a sustainable tourism policy statement with a commitmentto socially, culturally and environmentally responsible practices ino socially, culturally and environmentally responsible practices inplanning and conducting tours.lanning and conducting tours.1.2.2 Conduct periodic monitoring and evaluation of tours to ensureonduct periodic monitoring and evaluation of tours to ensurecompliance with the sustainable tourism policy statement and regula-ompliance with the sustainable tourism policy statement and regula-tions of the host destination.ions of the host destination.
2.0 The Tourism Experience
2.1 Provide a high quality tourism experience which brings satisfactionand enrichment to clients, brings greater knowledge and apprecia-tion of natural and cultural heritage, and promotes an understandingand appreciation of host communities.
2.0 The Tourism Experience
2.1 Provide a high quality tourism experience which brings satisfactionand enrichment to clients, brings greater knowledge and apprecia-tion of natural and cultural heritage, and promotes an understandingand appreciation of host communities.2.2.2Prepare clients with pre-trip information regarding the host destina-tion including local customs, traditions, and proper etiquette. Ontours to foreign lands, provide tour participants with phrases forbasic communication in the local language.Prepare clients with pre-trip information regarding the host destina-tion including local customs, traditions, and proper etiquette. Ontours to foreign lands, provide tour participants with phrases forbasic communication in the local language.2.3.3Facilitate, as possible and appropriate, meaningful contact betweenhosts and guests.Facilitate, as possible and appropriate, meaningful contact betweenhosts and guests.
3.0 The Host Community
3.1 Offer tours that are consistent with host community values; reinforcecommunity identity; and provide commensurate benefits to the hostcommunity.
3.0The Host Community
3.1 Offer tours that are consistent with host community values; reinforcecommunity identity; and provide commensurate benefits to the hostcommunity.3.2.2As possible, gain an understanding of the visions and plans of hostdestinations, and the context of tourism within community goals andaspirations. Seek local perspectives in planning interpretive pro-,grams. Where possible and appropriate, hire local guides andoperators, and support local businesses and service providers.As possible, gain an understanding of the visions and plans of hostdestinations, and the context of tourism within community goals andaspirations. Seek local perspectives in planning interpretive pro-,grams. Where possible and appropriate, hire local guides andoperators, and support local businesses and service providers.3.3.3Encourage and support host community environmental and culturalinitiatives and efforts towards sustainable tourism.Encourage and support host community environmental and culturalinitiatives and efforts towards sustainable tourism.
Tourism Industryourism IndustryAssociation of Canadassociation of CanadaNational Round Tableational Round Tableon the Environmentn the Environmentand the Economynd the Economy

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