The continuously growing population on Earth causes many environmental and social problems and is expected to exceed nine billion by 2050. And guess what? These people, whose international tourist arrival will reach seven billion by that time, will travel leaving behind a huge impact on every aspects of life. We are responsible for it being positive or negative therefore we have to pay attention and mind the way we travel.
Traveling responsibly means we choose accommodations that use green best practices including water and energy saving solutions and management, use recycled and non-toxic materials for their buildings, have eco-friendly purchase policies, reduce carbon footprint, have waste production management, recycle, have green transportation using electric vehicles, their food services are farm-to-table, organic, sustainable and local from their own garden and employ and support local communities. We protect, preserve, conserve our environment, ecosystem and biodiversity and engage in other civilizations, support local communities and maintain cultural integrity minimizing our negative social and environmental impacts.
Sustainable tourism is defined by the World Tourism Organization as the “management of all resources in such a way that economic, social, and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity, and life support systems.”
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