Culture, Heritage



ANTSO RE is a tourism network based in Madagascar and is active in seeking positive answers to these alarming cries of men and nature. ANTSO which means 'CALL' in Malagasy, and RE, `HEARD'. ANTSO RE is a platform for the exchange of responsible tourism actors and brings together organisations working in the same way: to set up a tourist activity which, combining quality services, exchanges and authentic encounters, helps the development of territories and communities. The members of ANTSO RE want to set up a system allowing them to recognize the actions of the different stakeholders to promote tourist products complying with a charter based on three main values:
  • The respect of environment;
  • Valorisation of the Malagasy cultural and natural heritage;
  • Support for local development.
The implementation of these principles should reduce the negative impacts caused by the passage of tourists. This concerns impacts on the landscape, on nature, on monuments, or on the behaviour of the local population. It also aims to increase the positive impacts on the Malagasy culture through healthy encounters that promote the quality of how the population welcomes tourists and the improvement of their standard of living. The fight against the scourges of tourism plays a non-negligible role on this subject.