OUR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM GUARANTEE
Human Connections is built on the values of responsible tourism. We try our best to promote this type of travel through our long-lasting partnerships, student programs, day tours and education surrounding responsible tourism practices.
Authentic, reciprocal exchanges
Honoring cultural heritage
Fair payment to all providers
Carbon offsetting and reduced waste
The 2002 Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism characterizes the movement as one that:
minimizes 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 chances;
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;
provides access for physically challenged people;
and is culturally sensitive, engenders respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence.