For more than a year, travellers globally were hit by the worst of their time during the pandemic. And now, as the global travel restrictions have started to ease, almost everybody is planning a trip to explore – the beaches, the mountains, islands, and different countries as traveling gives some of the best and most enthralling experiences of our lives. At the same time, it also affects the environment in many ways.
And that’s when sustainable travel practices are adopted and encouraged to minimize the environmental footprint. Sustainable tourism is all about maintaining a balance between the well-being of humans and also ecological health.
So, here is a curated list of 5 tips for making your next travel expedition a sustainable one.
1. Carry a reusable water bottle
One of the widely used materials that are hazardous to our environment is plastic, and plastic waste is non-biodegradable. To minimize the use of plastic, we can start by always carrying metal and reusable water bottles, which can be refilled and used; it also avoids extra plastic waste caused by plastic packaged water bottles.
2. Support the locals
Supporting locals is one of the most sustainable travel tips. It can be promoted in several ways, such as buying gifts for friends, family, or souvenir’s from a local shop helps them generate revenue. In addition to this, staying at a homestay rather than a hotel, eating at local outlets, and traveling with local transport providers help boost the locals’ economy and hence lays a positive impact on the local destination.
3. Mode of transport
In comparison to all the modes of transport, flying produces the most carbon per passenger. So, whenever possible, try opting for a bus or a train ride as they are more eco-friendly than flights and buses can also be an excellent option for sightseeing.
And if the flight is the only option available, try choosing a direct flight rather than a connecting flight. It will not only save time but will also be an excellent fuel-efficient option.
4. Preserve Wildlife
If you plan for a travel experience where more Wildlife is supposed to be, always note that don’t get too close and don’t offer any food to animals. Staying quiet and respecting animals’ space is a great sustainable tip.
Every species is indeed an essential part of our ecosystem, and taking care of all should also be our priority. To know more about the dos & don’t in the wildlife area, always seek the advice of the locals.
5. Don’t leave any trace
When you travel to the mountains or seaside, always try not to leave any trace. People often travel to remote places to explore and pollute the area. Instead, always take back your dump from your travel expedition to your home and then dump it there. Doing this will help in not polluting the areas of tourist interest, keep public interest areas clean, and increase tourism.
You don’t need to put in extra effort or be an environmentalist to implement these tips on your next trip. Instead, find a group of like-minded people and use these sustainable travel tips.
By bringing these tips into practice, you will surely keep and increase the love and excitement for travel alive.
So, what’s holding you back?
Plan your next trip keeping these tips in mind and change how you travel by promoting sustainable practices. To know about some fantastic places to travel – visit www.travelrendezvous.club