The Ninki Nanka Trail is based on the principles of Responsible Tourism.
This concept has being largely discussed. The most recent and widely accepted definition was set by the Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism (2002). This contents were also adopted by the World Travel Market in 2007 for World Responsible Tourism Day.
The Cape Town Declaration recognises that Responsible Tourism takes a variety of forms, it is characterized by travel and tourism which:
- minimises negative economic, environmental and social impacts;
- generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities, improves working conditions and access to the industry;
- involves local people in decisions that affect their lives and life changes;
- makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage, to the maintenance of the world’s diversity;
- provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues;
- provide access for people with disabilities and the disadvantaged;
- is culturally sensitive, engenders respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence.
In accordance to this, here you will find some useful tips for your experience as a responsible tourist.