ACTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MANIFESTO

The environmental crisis we have been experiencing for some decades now, much more vast and dangerous than the health crisis of the past few months, is already destroying delicate balances and will have catastrophic repercussions on an economic and social point of view in the coming years. A firm intervention, while keeping in mind the big picture, is necessary. Tourism can be a powerful tool to grant peace, cultural exchange, intellectual and spiritual growth of individuals and prosperity of the peoples.

At the same time, tourism is also one of the main causes of environmental and, in some cases, cultural decay.

For this reason, we feel it’s our duty, as citizens, entrepreneurs, workers, end users, and travelers, to sign the Active and Sustainable Tourism Manifesto, which promotes:

  1. The conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity: through activities inside Parks, Natural Reserves and Protected Areas.
  2. Slow mobility: by bicycle, on foot and any non-motorized and eco-friendly vehicle (sail boat, horse, skis, snowshoes, etc.) are the best options to explore locally; trains and other public means of transport with low emissions are ideal for longer distances.
  3. Exercise: that contributes to any individual’s physical and psychological well-being and, as a consequence, helps to avoid overloads on the public healthcare system.
  4. Local agricultural and artisanal production: through visits and the introduction to local products and producers. Promoting the short supply chain has a significant impact on lowering CO2 (and other gasses) emissions in the atmosphere, thus reducing the greenhouse effect. We also promote high quality, healthy food, and, in particular, a Mediterranean diet (with limited consumption of meat), part of the UNESCO world heritage.
  5. Slow Travel as a way to explore, allowing individuals to experience things with all their senses and to get to really know the area they are visiting.
  6. Authentic and fair exchange between people: connecting travelers and locals. Every traveler should be considered a “temporary local”, with all the rights and the duties that come with it. The distribution of profits coming from tourism should significantly contribute to an improvement of the living conditions of the  local population.
  7. Reducing tourist overloads:through the promotion of rural or  lesser known destinations and promotion tourism during the low season.  
  8. Cultural heritage: including music, literature, art and local traditions are our country’s most important and unique resources for tourists.
  9. The right to travel for everyone: regardless of their while guaranteeing  accessibility to people with specific needs.
  10. Education for more sustainable lifestyles: with special consideration for new generations. This includes awareness of the overconsumption and the  problem of waste (promoting reuse, reduction and recycling, as a last resort), of pollution and climate change.

If you wish to endorse the active, sustainable tourism Manifesto, please complete the form below.
All endorsements will be published here on the ActiveItaly website.

Nome e Cognome
Full Name
Associazione, impresa, singolo cittadino
Business Name
Città / City
Beatrice Stasi Galatina
Luigi Ruggieri Cicloclub Nociglia Nociglia (LE)
Michela De Rose Singolo cittadino Matino
Pier Angelo Solenghi Singolo cittadino Piacenza
Aleandra Minerva Singolo Cittadino Canosa di Puglia
SIMONA BAGLIONI SIENA
Mario Del Fiume Singolo cittadino Lecce
Maria alberta canepa singolo cittadino Genova
Ivan Matteo Contrino Singolo cittadino Lecce
pasquale de donno palazzo del corso srl gallipoli
Andrea Ferraretto Singolo cittadino ROMA
Giulia Tenuzzo Salento Bici Tour Gallipoli (LE)
Maria D'Amico Amici della Terra Nebrodi Capo d'Orlando
Giusy Pinto Singolo cittadino Santeramo in colle
Ottavia Mapelli Singolo Cittadino Firenze
Tiziana Gaetani Singolo cittadino Racale
Michele Cappiello Ferula Viaggi Matera
Matilde Tornaghi Cicloposse Montepulciano
Marida Di Crosta ricercatrice Lione
Eugenio Viviani A.s.d. canoa kayak club Aeolian islands Vulcano
Federica Amaducci Associazione IL BIVACCO LUCCA
Beatrice Santoro Jonas Vacanze Vicenza
Mariavittoria Ponzanelli ITALIA A PIEDI APS Forlì
Davide Munari SloWays Milano
Mario taibi Aics turismo agrigento Mussomeli
Livia Panella HMO - Hakuna Matata Outdoor Grosseto
Maria De Cicco Et Syssitia Symposium-Le Colline degli Enotri Cosenza
Mauro Mulas BTS Active Holidays Sanluri
Rosanna Cristina Mulas Singolo cittadino Cologno Monzese
Nino sutera Libera università rurale dei saperi e dei sapori Onlus Sambuca di Sicilia
Vladimiro Riva ViBike tourism Vicenxa
Giuliana Mulas Cicloposse Pienza
Tullia Caballero S-cape travel Firenze
Monica Price Bikes Plus Faenza
Carlo Cascione Salento Bici Tour Lecce
Geremia De Giuseppe Coppula Tisa Tricase
Guglielmo Masala Mondovela yachting e vacanze Milano
Daniele Sperti Cooperativa Sociale Terrarosaa Tricase
Andrea Santin jonas.it Vicenza
Giuseppe Gallina
Claudio di dionisio Bikelife Francavilla Al Mare
Giuseppe Montalto Ciclofree Siracusa
Simona Martino Il Viaggiatore - Lake & Mountain Tours Cannobio
Francesco Vaccaro Itinera Bike Verona
Elisa Zambelli Verona
Paolo Mele Verticalife Torino
Michela Odoardi Circolo degli Esploratori Sansepolcro
Naomi Lindfield Skedaddle Italia SRL Cagliari
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