Sustainable tourism

Taounate Ecotourism Discoveries aims at promoting responsible tourism in the rural areas of Taounate region through implementing these following commitments:

Our work-team commits to:

  • Promote sustainable ecotourism
  • provide quality services
  • Provide clear and complete information to travelers
  • Invest 3% of profits into the development of the ecological projects
  • Assist and advise local partners in regards to the establishment of sustainable tourism
  • Pay local partners fair compensation
  • Give priority to local service providers
  • Save natural resources (water, wood …) and manage waste responsibly
  • Ensure full transparency of management
  • Respect the Moroccan Charter of responsible tourism and follow the established rules and norms

Local partners commit to:

  • Provide quality services
  • Encourage cultural exchange
  • Ensure compliance with the local rules and control of donations
  • Ensure the safety of travelers and follow the itinerary

Travelers commit to:

  • Respect the safety rules and follow the guide’s recommendations
  • Save the natural resources (wood, water …) and manage waste responsibly
  • Make sure their activities do not disturb/influence the life of the animals (avoid making noise, coming too close to the  animals, or feeding the animals without the guide’s permission)
  • Make sure they are polite and respectful to the people from a different culture (asking permission to take pictures is one of the important points)
  • Respect the social and cultural integrity of the communities, the pace of the daily life, the traditions, habits and privacy
  • Avoid giving direct donations (it creates dependency and encourages begging rather than working. You are welcome to make indirect donations to institutions such as schools, hospitals, etc.)
  • Stay positive to make sure everyone enjoys the trip!

 

The main objective of Taounate4Ecotourisme is to foster economic and social growth, in romote areas of Taounate Province through the achievement of development imperatives and promotion of sustainable tourism, while minimizing negative social, cultural and environmental impacts so please dont hesitate to take action for better change in this region.
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