Sustainable Tourism

Bainbridge Island, WA

Sustainable Tourism Should:

• Make optimal use of environmental resources that constitute a key element in tourism development, maintaining essential ecological processes and helping to conserve natural heritage and biodiversity.

• Respect the socio-cultural authenticity of host communities, conserve their built and living cultural heritage and traditional values, and contribute to inter-cultural understanding and tolerance.

• Ensure viable, long-term economic operations, providing socio-economic benefits to all stakeholders that are fairly distributed, including stable employment and income-earning opportunities and social services to host communities, and contributing to poverty alleviation.

Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve

Bainbridge Island is a special community with incredible assets, like our historic main street, parks and recreation opportunities, miles of coastline and permanent residents. It is the mission of Visit Bainbridge Island to
responsibly fuel tourism without exceeding our resources.

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