How can you be a responsible traveler?
Each time you make plans for your vacation you have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the places you visit. Everyone can be a responsible traveler, no matter what type of journey you choose to embark on. You can get in touch with nature, go after a luxurious spa, hike through the rainforest, explore the city, visit classic destinations, or simply go off the beaten path. By using socially and environmentally responsible tour operators, hotels and outfitters, you can ensure that your trip contributes to the conservation of certain areas and the well-being of communities. Your choice makes a difference.
Responsible Travel starts with planning. Making informed…
What does sustainable tourism mean?
Sustainable tourism has a number of benefits for travelers. For starters, it provides a more enjoyable travel experience through meaningful and mindful interaction with local people and the natural world; not to mention, it gives you the chance to stay at smaller lodges with local flair that are both locally owned and operated. It also means trying local cuisine and learning local customs along the way, as well as traveling in small groups and exploring national parks, nature reserves and culturally sensitive areas with a local guide. Finally, it means asking the right questions: choosing your vacation wisely and evaluating your travel alternatives by asking the right questions are the first and most important steps in fostering a sustainable journey…
What is a sustainable traveler?
Whether you are traveling alone or arranging travel for others, remember that the Earth is our homeland. Give it the care and respect it deserves, learn about its environment and geography, spend time getting to know its people and their art, culture, history and livelihoods. While you derive pleasure, knowledge and understanding from your encounters, hold close the importance of preserving these treasures for those who may follow in your footsteps.
Responsible Travel is the world’s largest and fastest growing industry, providing 10 percent of the world’s income and employing…
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