What is sustainable tourism?
Transport is central to tourism, but it also puts pressure on our natural resources and makes a contribution to our global environmental impact. Measures like encouraging visitors to use public transport, and innovations in cleaner forms of transport will help in this area
All businesses work towards being more sustainable, taking a range of actions to reduce their resource use, support their local communities and enhance their customer experience
Inclusive Tourism aims to create products and experiences where everyone feels welcome and included. Examples of some customers who typical benefit from inclusive tourism are customers, such as
- people with hearing loss
- visual or mental impairment
- wheelchair users or older people
- families with young children.
Find out how to get involved in inclusive tourism
Even visitor distribution
A more even spread of visitors reduces pressure on natural and built environments and on communities, and maximises the economic benefits across Scotland. We encourage a spread of visitors throughout the year and around the country through a range of activities
Understanding the impacts
We work with partners to measure the environmental and social impacts of tourism so we can ensure that tourism development brings a positive experience for local people, tourism companies and visitors themselves while protecting the environment we all rely on