It was a surprise to see how much tourism had recovered after the virus spread around the world. The new space station is amazing! I’m sure we’ll see more of it in the years to come. Once the travel restrictions have been lifted, tourists started to book tours to their favorite destinations.
While there are those who want to try something new, delicious, and special. Some people take on the most amazing journeys by going to Antarctica, spending time in the woods of Scandinavia, and others make up their minds to spend their weekends in one of the active volcanoes.
As you begin your travel planning, each new journey is a great opportunity to rest, re-energize, rejuvenate, relax and improve your health. What about the health of our planet? The post-pandemic period is a perfect time to rethink the way we travel and reconsider our travel predilections.
As the number of people opting for sustainable, green travel grows, so should your commitment to the cause. You could help combat the growing burden of traditional tourism. The good news is that it’s really easy to get started! For starters, check out these simple tips.
Choose Transportation Wisely
Travel and tourism has a major impact on the environment, which is why it’s important for companies to be environmentally friendly when it comes to packaging. It’s important to be aware of what you’re putting into your body, and one thing you can do is reduce the amount of travel that you do.
The vast majority of emissions produced by transportation are due to road vehicles. All of the gases from your car are bad for the environment, but the lion’s share of them are caused by driving. In this light, we should avoid using petrol as much as possible.
If you’re planning a staycation or a group weekend getaway, consider using bicycles or any other transport methods which are less damaging to the environment. You can lower your carbon footprint by going by air or train. These are good options, but you can also stay in a hotel or rent a car when traveling.
If it’s not possible for you, try using more energy-efficient transport modes. For this you want to research what sustainable options are available in your destination. You could go for a walk, but tuk-tuk drivers are known to take the scenic route to their destinations, which could be dangerous if you don’t want to risk it.
Green energy is used in Europe to power trains and in Washington to power zero-emission buses. In both cases, you don’t leave any behind—a green energy alternative to fossil fuels.
Choose Sustainable Accommodation
Most conservationists should make the most sustainable accommodations choices by living in their travel trailers or tents while on their journeys. This might not be the best choice for travelers who are interested in sustainable vacationing.
Some travel agencies and hotels say that they have embraced sustainable travel. But the truth is, none of them do. If you do decide to book directly, we do urge you to double-check you’re making the right decision. You should make sure you are comfortable with their policies and practices before you purchase.
The first thing to look for when choosing sustainable accommodations is the companies’ practices with regard to water and energy. This is essential to remember when shopping, particularly as the pandemic has forced many stores to rethink their plastic use.
The most environmentally friendly types of tourism businesses interact with locals and wildlife in a safe, responsible, and ethical way. You’ll learn how to make a well-informed decision and how to contribute to a worthy cause.