Sustainable tourism is described as an industry that is committed to make a low impact on the local culture as well as the environment. At the same time it seeks to generate employment now and in the future for the local people.
An example of sustainable tourism is the Maldive islands off the Indian Ocean coast off the Indian coastline. Another example of sustainable tourism is the Kigio conservancy in Kenya. It was established in 1997 and it involves a wide range of ecotourism activities.
Some examples of unsustainable tourism include the James bond islands and the Kao Sok national park both in Thailand. These two destinations have been made unsustainable due to many factors including large tourist numbers and corruption in their management.