Sustainable tourism fosters balance between the environment and social issues

(SKNIS): The Ministry of Tourism has sharpened focus on the development of sustainable tourism which has the objective of preserving the culture and heritage in relation to the environment, while giving consideration to socio-economic issues.

This is according to Diannille Taylor-Williams, Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, who was one of the guests from her ministry on the government programme “Working for you.”

She further noted that oftentimes sustainable tourism is used interchangeably with eco-tourism which is inaccurate. Instead, she reiterated, it is that balance between the environment and social issues that positively impacts locals. She said the creation of jobs and other benefits were to be done in a measured way so as not to destroy an eco-system.

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