Much has been said about the benefits of traveling, but have you considered the harm it causes the environment and local community?
Unfortunately, only when damage has been done do we realize the negative impact of tourism (Boracay is an example, yet many other locales suffer an even worse fate). The government, tourism industry, and travelers must work together to protect and preserve these beautiful destinations and their original inhabitants by promoting and practicing sustainable travel. Otherwise, future generations may no longer be able to enjoy these sights.
Even the little things we do as individuals can go a long way if only more tourists would learn to reduce waste and make more sustainable choices while on a trip, like the following:
Choose eco-friendly accommodations.
When you research hotels, take into consideration their sustainable and environment-friendly initiatives. Once there, follow their practices and regulations, usually listed in signs all over the property.
Walk or ride a bike when touring instead of riding a cab or van/car rental.
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