(Boosting Community-Based Tourism and Youth Work for Global Sustainable Development)
Funded by Erasmus+ Key Action 2 – No. 602385-EPP-1-2018-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPALA
Project dates: 1/11/2019 – 1/10/2020
More details: https://bit.ly/2HyiZ1t
Tourism provides a vital source of incomes for local communities & contribute to global sustainable development. Mass tourism threatens biodiversity, damages ecosystems & causes violations of the rights of workers, minorities & local communities. Community-based tourism (CBS) has a catalytic function for economic, social & cultural development, as a complementary source of income to improve standard of living, create jobs, preserve the traditions & protect the environment.
The project proposes an international capacity building program that seeks to expose participants to various aspects of “community-based tourism” & youth work from different countries & organizations from Italy, Spain, Nepal, Vietnam, Turkey, India & Kenya. Through a transnational approach, the project will examine concepts & practices underpinning “community-based tourism” & its potential in the youth field in all targeted local communities & regions. Perspectives on “community-based tourism” will be explored through a holistic concept of protection & valorisation of biodiversity, cultural diversity, local development, promotion of human rights. Through a intercultural approach, the project will engage youth organizations & stakeholders to work together to develop & promote CBS as a catalyst for inclusive & sustainable economic growth, youth employment, social inclusion, well-being & poverty reduction, while at the same time protecting cultural values and the natural heritage.
Objectives and Framework
WHY TRAVEL WITH YESD?
We give local people employment, income and learning opportunities so they are directly involved in your tourism experience. Our guides and hosts will give you a special insight into culture and life in Vietnam.
We aim to minimise the negative impacts of tourism on the environment and the local community while contributing positively to local economies. We don’t just talk responsible tourism, we act!
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10% of all profits from our tours go towards a community fund. This money allows us to make infrastructure improvements and provide other important resources to those in need.
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“My tour guide was so brilliant, funny, helpful and most importantly, became my best friend during the trip in Sapa. If you are looking for a tour with many new experiences, YESD might be the best choice!”