Some thoughts on traveler behavior and tour operator
Tourism is like a language, capable of the best and the worst. That's professionals and travelers duty to make from it an effective agent of sustainable development.
Our tracks can be discrete or unalterable.
The rules and customs of the populations encountered must be observed with respect.
Decency which differs from one place to another may prohibit the carrying of certain type of clothing, because they are too casual or too immodest.
Good pictures are possible only with the complicity of the subject. Ask his permission before filming is the least of courtesies.
The perception of time is not the same everywhere. Patience is one of the best guarantees of adaptation.
All forms of human dignity must be respected and prostitution may hide under harmless aspects.
The value of the gifts we give, or that we receive, must be assessed according to local criteria in order to avoid serious errors of judgment, resentment as unhealthy desires. The excessive values can be a cause of destabilization of the local economy and social and intra family relations.
The exhibition of our video or picture equipment in the face of people who might live more than a year with the value of one of our cameras can be very misinterpreted.
People in need may be tempted to sell out sacred or traditional objects. To Respect these interlocutors could also be to refuse to strip them despite them of their heritage.
The tourist economy should benefit local populations through the use of hotels, guides, local carriers and other businesses or products.
Consider the best solution for waste disposal, according to the protection régulations, do not buy plants, protected animals or products.
We all realizes more and more every day that water is precious and that traveler behavior should be exemplar both in term of economizing it and avoiding polluting it.
The indelicate traveler is often only misinformed.
We refund to our foundation Bok Brii 10 euro cents per day per traveler for its campaigns of reforestation and protection of coral reefs.