Definitions for "Sustainable Tourism"
The primary concern of sustainable tourism is to support balance within the ecological environment and minimize the impact upon it by mass-market tourism. The use of this term is evolving as it is also used to describe the impact of mass-tourism on cultural and historic resources.
The focus of sustainable tourism is on developing and operating tourist resources in a manner that ensures their long-term viability.
Tourism which can be sustained over the long term because it results in a net benefit for the social, economic, natural and cultural environments of the area in which it takes place.