Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities (UNWTO, 2005)
Sustainability principles refer to the economic, environmental, and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development, and an appropriate balance ought to be established between these three dimensions to guarantee its long-term sustainability.
Land-use intensity and climate change are predicted to influence temperature and precipitation patterns worldwide, and these changes in temperature will lead to far-distance migrations of species, and will also affect the richness of plants, which in consequence will eventually affect humans. Tourism also contributes to the acceleration of climate change by the fragmentation of land, contamination of oceans and fresh water, and pollution of the atmosphere. This is the reason why at Malawian Style we want to raise awareness about sustainability issues and promote sustainable tourism practices. We also want to maintain a high level of tourist satisfaction and ensure a meaningful experience to tourists.
When travelling to Malawi you have up to 46kg on the international flight and in the country, you will probably be travelling by car, so make use of that ‘empty space’ and bring along supplies! Eco travelling at its best! If your lodge isn’t on the list let us know and we can make some great suggestions!