Geotourism

National Geographic’s Concept of Geotourism at work at the Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges

National Geographic's Concept of Geotourism at work at the Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges
National Geographic’s Concept of Geotourism at work at the Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges

According to National Geographic´s Center for Sustainable Destinations, “geotourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents. Geotourism incorporates the concept of sustainable tourism—that destinations should remain unspoiled for future generations—while allowing for ways to protect a place’s character. Geotourism also takes a principle from its ecotourism cousin,—that tourism revenue should promote conservation—and extends it to culture and history as well, that is, all distinctive assets of a place.”

Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality works diligently to incorporate the principles of geotourism into its operations
Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality works diligently to incorporate the principles of geotourism into its operations

Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality works diligently to incorporate the principles of geotourism into its operations.

Examples of this work include:

    • Working towards conservation and environmental education in the communities in which we operate, including:
      • Promoting reforestation among our properties
      • Encouraging the use of native plant landscaping
      • Supporting local conservation groups and projects
Incorporating traditional art and design into our hotels
Incorporating traditional art and design into our hotels
    • Encouraging manifestations of local culture and heritage by:
      • Supporting local dance and music groups, and by hosting these groups in our properties for guest appreciation
      • Incorporating traditional art and design into our hotels´ architecture and interior design
      • Encouraging guests to learn about, and immerse themselves in, the history, culture and local heritage of the places and people surrounding our properties.
    • Working towards sustainable development in the communities in which we operate, supporting projects including:
Working towards sustainable development in the communities in which we operate, supporting projects including Education
Working towards sustainable development in the communities in which we operate, supporting projects including Education
    • Education, such as working with reimbursement plans that assist those employees who wish to continue their studies, or supporting local primary schools in basic infrastructure, environmental education and more.
    • Health, sponsoring activities and campaigns that promote the well being of our associates and residents in our surrounding communities.
    • Job training and development, training our associates and members of the surrounding community to be more knowledgeable and skilled in their positions so that they can learn and grow.
    • Building Green and Sustainable Communities: Supporting the concept and implementation of green and sustainable growth and development.

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