What is sustainable travel
Sustainable travel is travelling without leaving a footprint on the environment.
When visiting a susceptible natural environment, often an exotic, pristine habitat it needs a careful approach to travel sustainably. We must ensure that it remains unadulterated and unspoilt for generations to come. As visitors to the foreign environment we should try to positively impact it and aid conservation efforts and observe, not disrupt, the natural environment.
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Sustainable travel not only benefits the local environment, the local people and the wildlife you might travel to see, but in turn benefits you, the tourist. Without consideration many of our current holiday destinations, for example the Maldives, may not exist in 20 years time. If we focus on working together to travel sustainably we can improve travel for the future. For example, communities in Africa can employ locals to work on conservation efforts against poaching, they would help drive tourism and also prevent the extinction of some animals.
From the very offset of your holiday you can be more environmentally friendly:
Packing – by packing lighter this lessens the fuel burnt by the plane taking you to your destination.
Turn the tap off – doing this when brushing teeth and shaving will save water.
Switch the lights and air-conditioning off – when you leave a room this will save energy.
It might seem like a tiny step, but collectively it adds up to make the difference if everyone takes this conscious decision!
Take a reusable bottle for your poolside water – save the ocean by using less plastic
Hang your towels up – not washing your towels every day will save water and energy
Take part in the conservation efforts and learning that can be found at many sustainable properties