How to travel more responsibly
Making a conscious decision to travel responsibly is good for the planet, good for local communities, and a feel-good experience for you.
Responsible travel – also called ethical travel or sustainable travel – asks tourists to be mindful of the consequences of their choices and behaviour when they travel.
“It’s about choosing to both respect and benefit the local people, their cultures, economies and environment,” explained Yvette Thompson, Intrepid Travel’s General Manager – Sales & Partnerships.
As borders begin to open across the globe, travellers are more mindful of how they can holiday more responsibly and sustainably. Considering that 1.5 billion people travelled abroad for leisure in 2019 according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, making the effort to advantage the destinations and communities you encounter can have a massive cumulative impact. Here are some of the best tips and tricks to help you use travel as a force for good, so our world’s incredible destinations can be better preserved for future generations.