At Crystal Travel we aim to encourage Responsible Tourism – trying to use tourism to make the island a better place to live in and a better experience for our clients.
More and more people are becoming aware of the problem known as Overtourism. This is defined as a situation in destinations where hosts or guests feel that there are too many visitors and as a result the quality of life in the area or the quality of the tourist experience has deteriorated.
We would be happy to work in this direction with you and your clients. Programmes can be designed to avoid areas associated with mass tourism, allowing customers to feel that their visit is having a positive impact. Whether the group is only in Corfu for a few hours on a shore excursion from their cruise ship or for several days on a group programme or an incentive trip, we can arrange to include areas of the island and activities that will give visitors a memorable experience which they will feel has been beneficial both to themselves and to the local community.
Perhaps a simple way to put it is that Responsible Tourism leads to a win-win situation – both hosts and guests are happy, whereas Overtourism leads to a lose-lose situation, with locals and visitors both feeling disappointed.