Tourism Sector and the Social and Solidarity Economy

Abstract - EN

Social and solidarity economy tourism seeks both to propose a tourism that is a factor of human development accessible to the greatest number of people, and to contribute to the sustainable development of destinations. This requires taking into account the financial means of the working classes, the types of activities offered, the tourism workers, the economic spin-offs for the host territories, and the cultural and environmental impacts of tourists. To do this, social and solidarity tourism organisations, mainly in the form of associations and foundations, and more rarely mutual or cooperative organisations, combine non-monetary, non-market, and market resources. The growth of social inequalities, working conditions in the sector, criticism of mass tourism, and the phenomena of institutional isomorphism are the main current issues.