Eco Tourism: How to Travel ‘Green’

Eco tourism and travel

I’m sure you are all well aware that the carbon footprint from flying is enormous. There’s not much we can do about it, because there isn’t a better way to get from A to B than going by plane. However, there are Ways to travel ‘greener’ that can offset the damage done by air travel to a small degree. I’m talking about “eco tourism.” The International Eco Tourism Society defines it as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.” But even if you’re not planning a trip to a natural area, you can still do some things that help the environment. For example, look for hotels that are locally owned and operated. These hotels are more likely to contribute to the wellbeing of the community as a whole. While staying at the hotel, be sure to only request a change of linens when yours are truly dirty. You will save a lot of water that way. On a smaller level, you can pack a reusable water bottle rather than buying plastic ones all the time. The same is true for jute bags instead of plastic bags. Do you have any more tips on how to be an environmentally-conscious traveller? Share them in the comments!

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