The equalization of tourist flows, sustainable tourism with the help of regional products from local farmers and increased involvement of the local population are ways out of the growing conflict between locals and guests, says Matthias Jurek, employee in the UNWTO’s environmental program:

“The involvement of the local population is very important and that job opportunities are created through tourism so that they also benefit. So you can see in many mountain regions, no matter whether it is Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, whether it is in the Himalayas, that many of the guides are local employees who of course make a living from it, that is, they need tourism. You can also see in Africa that the waste problem is dealt with carefully there, for example by weighing the rucksacks before entering the area and they are also weighed again when you leave the area. “