Responsible travel is about being conscious while you travel by respecting the destinations you visit. It is about being responsible when we travel anywhere: from a big city to the smaller village in the mountains.

Hence it requires respect for the local communities and their environment. 

But it also includes having positive impacts on the local economy and nature. By having so many examples of overtourism, the industry is now focusing on creating a new culture for future tourism.       

Responsible travel is the most ethical attitude in tourism 

Responsible tourism is usually relevant to sustainable tourism. Wherever you are traveling, you can be a responsible traveler if you remember the three pillars of sustainable development.

To become a responsible traveler by remembering your actions could influence positively in these three points:

  1. Environment and wildlife
  2. Local economy
  3. Jobs for locals

Tourism is important because it can create sustainable local economies. I'd much rather have 1,000 tourists going up the Tambopata than 1,000 gold miners. - Frans Lanting

Listen to this episode on Her Impact Podcast

By choosing wisely on your travels, you can have a positive or not a negative impact on these three previous points of sustainable tourism. Hence you will be a part of the global responsible traveling community.

Check this episode to find ways of making responsible choices when you travel. Here are several ethical choices in order for you to become a traveler who can make the world a better place for the present and future generations. 

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. - Jawaharlal Nehru

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So keep learning. Keep growing.


Posted on 10/7/2019.

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