Sustainable tourism development meets the needs of today's tourists and host regions, while protecting and enhancing opportunities for the future. You are expected to be able to lead in the management of all resources in various ways, such as economically, socially, and aesthetically.
This is to meet our needs by maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity, and life support systems. This is so that sustainable tourism respects and benefits local people and the environment.
This can only be done by learning a little about the country, the culture and even a few words of the local language before arriving. Responsible tourism is considered a behavior. It is more than a form of tourism as it represents an approach to attracting you through tourism, whether you are a tourist, a business, or the local people in a destination or any other tourism partner. Tourism must be "better" as a result of our approach to responsible tourism.
Machu Picchu Gateway fully supports the principles of sustainable tourism and has been working hard to demonstrate that it is possible to provide excellent quality of service while being culturally sensitive, taking care of our trekking staff and helping to conserve the environment.
The way to improve our trekking standards and reduce the impact of tourism on the environment is to provide good quality information, charge a fair and reasonable price according to the services we offer, demonstrating that our company works for the conservation of the environment. and Taking care of the well-being of the people who work for Machu Picchu Gateway.
As part of our “Low Sustainable Tourism” policy, we have a short-term project to cultivate social responsibility with a community that has already been chosen (get involved in creating schemes for local people, gatekeepers and staff, such as clothing, Banks and educational plans, and for being very committed to ensuring that our local population benefits from the means of tourism).
Just to summarize what our goals are:
- Social, cultural and economic responsibility through tourism.
- Commitment to our professional staff, operations team and local communities.
- Create new jobs and opportunities to change the lives and families of the locals.
- Fair treatment, decent wages for all our employees, and health insurance for our crew and staff.
- Health and insurance for our porters and staff.
- An environmentally sensitive and socially friendly tourism company.
- Machu Picchu Gateway is aware that if tourism is not carried out correctly, it can have a very negative effect on the local population, culture, environment and economy of our country. This is particularly true for a country like Peru, whose economy is so dependent on tourism.
It is obviously important to us that you have fun when you visit Cusco, but this is not only due to our national treasures, but also to our environment and our people. As a professional company, we have a duty to act responsibly and encourage and promote responsible tourism. We should emphasize our actions right now rather than just making a list of things we would like to accomplish in the future. Machu Picchu Gateway has many economic, environmental and social goals.
Our goal is to become the main responsible tour operator in Peru, an achievement that in our opinion is very feasible with our determination. However, visitors must also accept their role in helping us achieve this goal. Only if tourists and other travel agencies work together, can we ensure that tourism can truly benefit local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges and a financial incentive to protect the natural environment.