AIDA IS TAKING COMMITMENT BY ADVOCATING FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
In brief, Sustainable tourism means growth that does not damage the environmental, social and economic structures of the destinations visited, but rather serves to improve the quality of life and the environment of the visited communities. As AIDA we are having our part to contribute future by adopting sustainable business practices that positively impact the country, in terms of economic effects, the environmental and cultural resources exploited.
SUSTAINABILITY IS NOT A FINAL DESTINATION, IT IS A PATH
We do share the idea “Sustainability is not a final destination, it is a path” and that’s why we became a member of The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) in 2019. GSTC is managing the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standards for sustainable travel and tourism; as well as acting as the international accreditation body for sustainable tourism certification. Our aim is to focus our operation around four main themes: effective sustainability planning, maximizing social and economic benefits for the local community, enhancing cultural heritage, and reducing negative impacts to the environment.
FOUR PILLARS OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
For Sustainable management, we implement a long-term sustainability management system that is suitable to our size and scope, addresses environmental, social, cultural, economic, quality, human rights, health, safety, risk and crisis management issues and drive continuous improvement.
For Socioeconomic impacts, AIDA actively supports local entrepreneurs in the development and sale of sustainable products and services that are based on the area’s nature, history and culture.
For Cultural impacts, we contribute to the protection, preservation and enhancement of local properties, sites and traditions of historical, archaeological, cultural and spiritual significance and does not impede access to them by local residents.
For Environmental impacts, AIDA supports and contributes to biodiversity conservation, including through appropriate management of its own property. Particular attention is paid to natural protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value. Any disturbance of natural ecosystems is minimized, rehabilitated and there is a compensatory contribution to conservation management.