A wave of change has started, and as a planet, we’ve made a conscious decision to try to clean things up a little. As travellers, we’re used to seeing some places of amazing natural beauty, but you’ve likely seen some of the opposite as well. Pollution, deforestation, oil spills, littering – there are many ways we’re damaging the environment. You’re probably doing many things, large and small, at home to help, so what can you do when you’re away?
Sustainable tourism or green travel is the idea that we can also be making a positive impact when travelling. It refers to practices that aim to be responsible in terms of environmental, social and economic sustainability.
There are lots of ways to help our planet when travelling, here are some suggestions to help you do your part.