Responsible tourism is ethical management, which considers the sustainability of natural resources, the impact on cultural values and the effects on the economy of the local population. Also seeks energy efficiency, no pollution and waste generation, decent work, accessibility for people with disabilities and information for the consumer.
We are proud to announce that on March 16th, Home Buenos Aires Hotel passed its first audit as a responsible place to stay, reaching a total of 76.67% and established a goal for 2012 of 87.27%.
Home Buenos Aires Hotel already met with some sections of the Code of Ethics: for example, we have a policy of air conditioners to be set at 24° and use sustainable construction.
For next year, we plan to have a complete policy of waste treatment , organizing a composting system for organic waste. In addition the team will be working on improving the mechanism for the participation of the local inhabitants and also a policy of improving the rate of purchase.
We believe that responsible tourism is not only a path to attain sustainable tourism management but also a way for the development and positioning of the destination nationally and internationally. More and more tourists are concerned about the conditions under which the service is provided.
After all, Responsible Tourism is tourism ‘that creates better places for people to live in, and better places to visit’.