What is Social Tourism and its different types?

What is Social and Responsible Tourism?

Social tourism comprises any activities contributing, in a fair and sustainable way, to a greater access to holidays and tourism activities for everyone.

Responsible and fair tourism comprises any forms of travel or holidays on a human scale, based on discovery, encounters and exchanges with the local population and contributing to the well-balanced development of the destination areas.



Stakeholders and partners of these tourism fields can be tourism operators who share the objectives of the social and solidarity economy, public authorities at the national and/or local levels, social organisations, trade unions or any other group of people established for that purpose.

They share common values in tourism, aiming at improving the quality of life, serving communities and territories, respecting tourism workers, valorising cultures and sustainably contributing to the local development.