Minimize the negative economic, social and environmental impact of tourism;
What is responsible tourism?
The principles of Responsible Tourism as established by the Cape Town Declaration of 2002 include:
What is Human Connections’ responsible tourism model?
Human Connections is a social enterprise that connects international travelers with local people through educational programs such as our Cultural Day Tours, Internships, and Global Engagement Trips. Our objectives are: 1) To emotionally and economically empower local entrepreneurs, and 2) To change perspectives and increase understanding.
We build relationships with each of our local partners, collaborating and learning from one another. We also pay them fairly for their time, giving them the chance to share their stories and art during our programs. This dual impact strategy channels tourism dollars into local hands and encourages meaningful interactions, creating an effect of growing empathy across cultures and awareness of ways to travel more responsibly.