Travelling around the globe to exotic locations is incredibly exciting, but we have to remember that too many tourists can wreak havoc on some vulnerable destinations! When we travel it’s important to think how we affect the local people, businesses, and most importantly, the environment.
Today, TRIPorganiser share their top five ways to travel sustainably.
1: Be aware of local people – it’s important to be aware of how tourism affects local people and their businesses. When you’re traveling make sure you seek out authentic and local experiences to help support the local economy and the people who live there.
2: Profit reinvestment – before you leave for your trip make sure you research the area so you can source activities, experiences and restaurants that reinvest their profits back into the local community.
3: Respect – this goes without saying but when you travel make sure you respect other people’s cultures, you are a guest in their country. Their way of life may be very different to your own so keep an open mind!
Even within different regions of the same country, values and cultures vary greatly!
4: Sustainable experiences – make sure you seek out sustainable experiences that don’t harm the local environment and ecosystem, for example, don’t step on any coral when snorkelling, don’t ride elephants and don’t pick any native flowers or plants.
A stunning example of native Scottish flora
5: Spend money locally – be mindful of the local economy and the businesses that operate there, make sure you buy things from local businesses so that your tourism benefits the right people.
TRIPorganiser tours place sustainability at the forefront, opting to see lesser known sights and supporting local businesses which both help the local economy. If you’re ready to see the stunning sights of Scotland, get in touch with us today to book a tour!