December 27, 2020
There are people who go on holidays.
And then there are people who travel with an intent of exploring the world and different cultures and make a positive contribution to the society.
If you belong to the latter category, you’d want to know more about responsible tourism and how to be a responsible tourist yourself.
Broadly speaking, Here are 7 Responsible Tourism Facts
- You believe in minimising negative impact of tourism on the local environment. You do not throw plastics around or indulge in any behaviour that harms the environment in anyway.
- You believe in making a positive impact on the economic fabric of the society that you are visiting.
- You seek accommodation in locally run hotels and even homes instead of living in hotels run by national or international corporations.
- You do not encourage desecration of monuments and heritage buildings.
- You respect local cultures and do nothing to offend their sensibilities.
- You come back with a richer understanding of local cultures and customs.
- You also carry good memories and spread awareness about a place and its people around to enrich everybody else’s understanding too. After all, your travel should not stop with you. It must make a positive impact by helping other people learn about the place.
How do you travel when you on a holiday? Do you make any friends you continue to stay in touch with?