At KLM Safaris we define Sustainable Tourism as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities in destination visited.”
It is envisaged as leading to management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled, while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and life support systems.
Rationale of implementing sustainability in our company
At KLM Safaris we are concerned about the socio-cultural, environmental, ecological, political and physical impacts of our travel, tourism and leisure activities. Sustainable tourism requires that all parties involved in the process of travel and tourism both products and services to make a commitment to more sustainable travel practices. Sustainability in tourism is an on-going process, requiring constant monitoring and adjustment of policies as the industry constantly grows and changes. Thus, KLM Safaris and stakeholders in travel and tourism have a responsibility to respect and protect our environment through correct education, awareness, planning and action.