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A COMPLETE GUIDE TO ECO TRAVEL! How To Make Travel More Sustainable!

As travellers, we’re often of a more free-spirited mindset... But if we’re not careful, that can come at a cost to the environment and local communities that we visit. So, how can we be more mindful when it comes to our actions and make our impact more positive? Well, eco travel can be a lot easier than you may think, and more rewarding for your travelling experience as well as beneficial for local communities!

Here is our complete guide to being more eco friendly whilst travelling!

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What Is Eco Travel?


Eco travel is defined by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) as "responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people". It's all about trying to be more mindful of our actions when travelling and trying to make our impact more positive. TIES's 8 principles of eco travel are:


  1. Minimise physical, social, behavioural, and psychological impacts.

  2. Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect.

  3. Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts.

  4. Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.

  5. Generate financial benefits for both local people and private industry.

  6. Deliver memorable interpretative experiences to visitors that help raise sensitivity to host countries’ political, environmental, and social climates.

  7. Design, construct and operate low-impact facilities.

  8. Recognise the rights and spiritual beliefs of the indigenous people in your community and work in partnership with them to create empowerment.