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5 things you may not know about responsible travel

In a world that is slowly yet steadily becoming more ‘green’, more eco-friendly and generally more aware, travelers are becoming more responsible, mindful of their impact on not only the environment, but also the economy. Everyone’s talking about it and it’s fast becoming a global trend. But what is Responsible Travel? What it is all about exactly? Let see our 5 keywords below!

 

  1. WHAT is Responsible Travel?

First, let’s it as simple as possible, Responsible Traveler is a term for tourists who travel with their respect for the places they visit and their responsibility for protecting the environment and all the tangible and intangible values of these destinations. Being socially and culturally aware when you travel, understanding your affect on the places you visit and trying to make that affect a harmless or even a useful one.

In other words, Responsible travel is essentially a set of paradigms and practices that attempt to minimize any detrimental effects– whether economic, social or environmental– of the travel industry. The central idea is to promote travel that makes a positive impact on local communities, wildlife, and the environment.

 

2. WHERE you can take Responsible trip?

Travelling, is not only about some trips in tourist attractions that were said on television everyday but also like roaming trip, you can travel everywhere you want to discover. But it is sad to say that humans nowadays don’t leave only their footprints on the ground, they drop litter behind their every single step, tourists come and take things to serve for their joy without any care about local’s life. They missed an important thing that we call “environmental awareness”. You like trekking? Climb on mountains. You like swimming? Go to the beach. You want to get away from hurried life in city? Let dive yourself into the sound of nature in forest. But remember, wherever you go, be responsible for your affect on that place, and then, enjoy your responsible trip!

 

3. WHY you should choose Responsible Travel?

Historically, tourism has done a lot of harm to a lot of destinations. The problems that developed over the course of the 20th century were many, including disturbed or destroyed natural habitats, wildlife exploitation, displacement of local populations, gentrification, overcrowding, cultural dilution, the pricing out of locals in favor of the almighty tourist dollar, and much more. With all of this damage, have you ever asked yourself how would the place that you visited be in the next 10 or maybe just 5 years? Have you get any solution?

Responsible travel is intended to be a specific way of traveling without creating the negative, harmful impact that the travel industry has caused so often in the past. And this is why it is important. There has been a huge paradigm shift in recent years, with responsible travel organizations and responsible travel blogs making huge strides in raising awareness of many of these issues. There are also an increasing number of travelers, making great efforts to minimize those negative effects and turn travel into a positive force in the world. More and more responsible travelers are starting to look for and use local guides. They want to support local businesses and travel in ways that benefit the local populations of the places they’re visiting. This is what truly responsible travel is and the way Responsible trip changes your mind.

 

4. WHO can be Responsible Traveler?

Travelling, it is not for a specific age, sex or profession, it fits every personality. It is not only on mountains or beaches, city or countryside, domestic or foreign trip. You are a solo traveler or maybe you’d like to go with family/friends? No matter what your travel style is, if you love travel and love this world too, you enjoy this beautiful life and want to make a better one in the future. Let travel with mindfulness of the impact left behind tourism, minimize your harmful traces there then you are different from others “normal” tourists.

Don’t worry that you are so small to make a huge change, as the slogan on our T-shirt says “Put your hand in my hand, we will stand” . Once you want to be a Responsible Traveler, you always have us here as your guide!

 

5. HOW to be a Responsible Traveler

There’s being a traveller and there’s being a responsible traveller. And there’s a significant difference between the two. From the way you interact with local people, to the way you behave and where you spend your money – there’s a lot to consider.

Wherever we go, whatever we do, we take a responsible attitude with us. That means travelling in a way that both respects and benefits local people, their culture, their economy, and their environment. But if you’re not familiar with the term, sometimes it’s hard to know what people mean by the words ‘responsible travel.’

Most of it comes down to common sense, respecting different cultures and travelling equipped with a head full of responsible tourism. In order to preserve the stunning landscapes, fascinating cultures and far-flung treasures across the world, responsible travel needs to be a buzzword for anyone planning an adventure. And it’s not hard. But make sure that you do it properly!

Sometimes, people choose to go on holiday when they are facing tough decisions in their life but the only one they can make at that time is just setting everything aside for a while to pack and hit the road with the hope of having some relaxed time to get positive thoughts about life back. And, this is all good vibes that you can take after a Responsible Travel with us!

Celia B.

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