Tourism is one of the most rewarding human experiences, as it allows us to discover different cultures, breathtaking landscapes and connect with new people. However, it is important that our passion for travel is accompanied by a growing awareness of our impacts on the surrounding environment. As industry professionals, we want to share with you sustainable habits to experience tourism responsibly, not only for the benefit of the environment, but also for local communities.
1. Separate collection with plastic bags: When traveling, it is common to find ourselves with plastic bags for shopping. Use these bags to group your waste and then separate it. Reducing waste is a small gesture that makes a big difference to the environment.
2. Choose an aluminum flask instead of the plastic bottles: Invest in a reusable bottle that you can easily fill at home or at drinking fountains around. You will avoid the use of disposable plastic bottles and reduce the amount of plastic waste.
3. Explore by electric vehicles: Consider using electric vehicles of transport during your travels. In addition to being an ecological choice, they will allow you to explore the city in a sustainable way, maybe enjoying the breeze during a summer day.
4. Support local businesses and zero kilometre: Eat in restaurants and buy local products to support the local economy. You will find that the authentic flavors and experience will be much more rewarding than the classic "tourist traps".
5. Choose sustainable travel equipment: When buying travel equipment, such as backpacks and shoes, opt for products made from sustainable and durable materials. You will reduce waste and help preserve the environment.
6. Stay in energy-efficient accommodations: Choose accommodations that are committed to sustainable practices to reduce energy consumption, such as an eco-friendly small B&B or a certified hotel for its green initiatives.
7. Travel with companies that offset CO2 emissions: When booking travel with tour operators or airlines, look for those that have taken measures to offset CO2 emissions. By contributing to reforestation projects or renewable energies, you can balance your environmental impact.
8. Why not plant a tree on your every trip? In this regard, take a look at Tree-Nation, you won’t regret it.
Remember, change can be slow, but every little action counts when it comes to protecting our environment. Have a safe journey!
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