At Greenmatch, we like to keep ourselves updated on different news in the green sector. Therefore, we have decided to share some of them with our readers every month.
Read and stay up to date with the latest guides on Sustainable Travelling.
We all love to travel, but it has its consequences on the environment. Keep reading to learn how you can help our earth, by making changes in the way you travel, following the tips suggested in the different travel guides.
In case you've missed reading our August roundup, you can find it here.
Sustainable Travel Guide: 8 Tips to Become a Green Traveller
This guide suggests 8 tips to become a green traveller. Since travelling contributes to environmental degradation, it is suggested that you make choices that will cause less damage to the environment. Follow these tips to make the changes:
- Support local businesses
- Respect the wildlife
- Take the train instead of a plane
- Hang your towels in hotels
- Take leftover toiletries with you
- Avoid stepping on corals
- Use reef-safe sunscreen
- BYO (Bring Your Own)
Read More: 8 Tips to Become a Green Traveller
Sustainable Tourism: Ethical Travel Tips and Supporting Local With Walks
The number of people that take the opportunity to travel and see the world increases constantly. However, the authors of this guide state that with great travel comes great responsibility.
To promote sustainable travel, they suggest:
- Operate in small groups
- Employ local tour guides
- Offer an alternative take on well-known attractions
- Promoting local food and wine vendors
- Using the latest technologies
- Giving back to the community
Furthermore, they asked their staff on some of the most popular Europian destinations on the changes they made to promote responsible tourism. These are some of their tips:
“Reduce paper waste in Venice” - Riccardo Bettella
“Take walks” - Amehd Camacho
“ Thinking local first” - Anastasia Vasileiou
Read More: Sustainable Tourism
According to the authors behind this travel guide, “Tourism can provide essential economic, environmental, and socio-cultural benefits but when done unsustainably, and when it becomes too saturated, “overtourism” can result in increased pollution, human-wildlife conflicts and trafficking, depleted resources, unsustainable development, and exacerbate the negative impacts of climate change, especially in coastal towns and beach communities”.
To increase awareness of best practices while travelling, they suggest 9 blue habits for ocean-friendly travel:
- Choose responsible tour operators.
- Choose small group travel.
- Research lodging and location.
- Refuse plastic.
- Pack lightly and avoid travel-size toiletries.
- Use reef-safe sunscreen and biodegradable cosmetics.
- Eat locally, but sustainably.
- Choose environmentally-friendly transportation.
- Minimize water use.
Read More: Travel Sustainably
Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Tourism
In this guide, you will learn about what sustainable tourism is, and what the benefits of pursuing it are. Follow these 7 steps if you want to become a more responsible traveller:
- Read up on your destination
- Book carefully
- Spend your money locally
- Volunteer your time
- Add reusable water bottle and bag to your carry on.
- Walk, ride a bike, or take public transport.
- Choose animal attractions carefully
Read More: Beginner’s Guide
In addition to giving you an overview of September’s interesting news regarding green travel, we at GreenMatch will also give you interesting news and articles about what happens in October.