Sustainability of rural tourism
Rural tourism is an example of sustainable tourism
And why is it sustainable? The answer is easy. If it wasn't sustainable tourism, it wouldn't be rural tourism since it is in nature itself.
- Local products are consumed and served or produced in their own gardens. Why go and buy food that has traveled hundreds or thousands of kilometers when we have it, and of great quality, at the door of the house?
- It is not mass tourism. Our accommodations are small and scattered in natural settings or in villages. We do not create large concentrations of people that alter the dynamics and way of life of those around us: people, animals and plants.
- It generates a positive impact on the surrounding human and natural environment. The presence of visitors helps the natural spaces to be protected and cared for, as well as to revitalize the villages and establish population in the rural environment. This population consumes far fewer resources and pollutes less than those living in urban environments.
- Holiday houses are in the process of energy transition. Many rural houses already generate their own solar, wind or geothermal energy and more will continue to do so. Some rural tourism houses have been pioneers in installing charging points for electric cars.
- A constant task of awareness and dissemination is carried out. The natural environment is our main attraction and we put a lot of emphasis on taking care of it and that those who stay with us also take care of it. Activities related to organic farming, knowledge of ecosystems and environmental education are organized in many houses.