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RESPONSIBLE HOLIDAY BRIEF
Tourism is basically referred to as an activity that potentially grew by a rate of 25 percent in thelast decade. In the recent period of time, contributions through tourism industry now accounts for10 percent of aggregate economic activity of the world. However, along with its benefits somehuge disadvantages come by side. Among those disadvantages, major impacts could be assessedbased on natural as well as built environment along with the culture and wellbeing of hostpopulations. In the opinions ofPykeet al.(2016, p.100), responsible tourism has been anemerging concept which illustrates the responsibilities fulfilled by the company for meeting theexpectations of the company.For a tour of a family with 6 heads to abroad, at Singapore, a famous tourism company providedpackage of 24000 $ per head for 7nights and 8 days. They were supposed to provide facilities ofair transport and a beautiful tourist accommodation at hotel with a nice ambience andsurrounding, major attractions of the tour would be the sight scene and visit to famousdestinations along with mouth-watering food facilities. Among the exciting activities, bungeejumping, sky diving and marine diving shall be included which would be of great fun afterreaching the spot.The family consisted of 2 children, their parents being middle aged and grandparents as seniorcitizen. Their budget was quite lower than what was provided to them by the tourism company.Apart from this, their needs were mostly of relaxation and have soothing moments with thefamily. Moreover, they also have a time constraint of five days, since they can only afford leavesfrom respective offices and schools for 5 days.Now-a-days, according to the observations ofEstol and Font (2016, p.235), holidays aresupposed to meet principles of responsible tourism. The several principles of responsible tourismthat could influence the rate of holidays would include:Absence of environmental, economic as well as socio-cultural impacts:Significantly, low impacts of socio-cultural, environmental as well as economic impacts could beaccessed through responsible tourism. It indirectly states that responsible tourism is sustainabletourism, where environments are unique, home-grown, homogenized, artificial as well asformulaic. In the opinions ofMihali (2016, p.465), this kind of tourism has less effects on theeconomy and environment along with socio-cultural issues. It supports the community, culturalfacts and maintains a heritage within it. The environmental issues are efficiently managed underthis type of tourism. It facilitates preservation and restoration of neighbourhoods, landscapes and
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