Travel and tourism is the largest, most diverse global industry. Employing 1 in 10 people on the planet, the industry touches an incredible number of environments, lives, and communities in all corners of the globe.
One of the most remarkable aspects of travel is that each new adventure represents an opportunity for individuals to help these people and places. With over 1 billion people traveling every year, that is 1 billion opportunities to make a positive difference.
Unfortunately, travel and tourism doesn’t always leave behind a positive impact. During your travels, you’ve likely witnessed, in one way or another, how tourism can cause damage to ecosystems and communities. These experiences can leave us feeling helpless and wondering what we can do. How can YOU as a traveler take responsibility to ensure that you’re positively impacting the destinations you visit?
We know that travelers want to make a difference, but we also realize that it can sometimes be difficult to know what the best travel choices are. To get you started on your journey to more meaningful and responsible travel, we’ve compiled a list of 10 universal sustainable travel tips. We hope these simple tips enrich your travel experiences and inspire you to make a positive impact on the people you meet and protect the places you visit.
While these tips are definitely a good start to becoming a more socially conscious and environmentally friendly traveler, there’s still much more that you can do to up your sustainability! Luckily, Sustainable Travel International just made this a lot easier, with the launch of the Travel Better Club – an online community and resource hub for travelers just like YOU who want to learn how the choices you make can more positively impact the people and places you visit.
By joining the club, you’ll gain access to ongoing sustainable travel resources and tips, a 30-minute online Travel Better certificate course, and an online community to share your experiences with other members! As an extra bonus, you’ll also receive exclusive travel benefits such as discounts on tours, hotels, gear, and more!
To join the Travel Better Club for FREE, visit travelbetterclub.org and enter “iTravelBetter” as the coupon code.
Sustainable Travel International is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of people around the world and the environments they rely upon. By leveraging the power of travel and tourism and providing business and government leaders with the guidance, policies and solutions they need, we aim to ensure that the communities they’re engaged in thrive and their environments are healthy for future generations.
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