In Europe, Latin America, Asia, communities, companies and international organisations gather on a regional, national or international levels to express the needs, interests and intentions of in terms of human rights, development and tourism.
These documents have the same objective, and all have concern for tourism, nature, cultures, or economy. Never the less, they differ in their content, range and strength. Some are simply recommendations, others are the condition to access a label and one of them even sets the ground to a control and defense authority for people, tourists and professionals claim their rights in front of an international instances.
What are the differences between these initiatives ? Why didn’t these groups adopt a unique document ? We can suppose that everybody’s interests were not protected in the same way from a document to another, that some actors decided to adopt a light text not to impose too much on their customers and partners, or even that some professionals acted for marketing purposes more than by real intention to see their activity evolve.
Declarations and manifestos are available here. Reading these documents is interesting if one wants to have an idea of the state of affair of the debate on ethics and tourism.
Charters allow to have a precise idea of people and professionals’ preoccupations and the stands they are willing to take or not to improve their activity. A comparison of these charters will soon be available here.
A similar work will be undertaken to analyse existing labels.