Ecotourism strategies are set up with quality charters
First sentinel of climate change, the association of the Vanilla Islands which includes Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, Maldives, Comoros and Mayotte, contributes to the development of sustainable tourism in this region.
The association makes promotion of islands combined with international visitors implies concretely to preserve the cultural and natural heritage of each of the islands based on the development of sustainable tourism. Ecotourism strategies are set up with quality charters, especially around the hotel development. The public awareness as local economic actors is taken into account.Actions are already in place: EU obligations on hotel development in Reunion, the Seychelles reforestation, no opening of hotels in Mauritius by December 2016, ban plastic bags in Mauritius in January next, conservation of local communities in Madagascar, preserve the lagoon and its Barrier Reef in Mayotte…
The Declaration of Islands on climate change will be presented by the Meeting at the COP 21 meeting in Paris that the world leaders in December 2015.