Responsible tourism is a practice that every tourist should practice!
You arrive in a new place, you want to see beautiful scenery, have good memories, your predecessors did same thing and people to come too! To keep this environment “Clean” ie “Healthy”, there is a command line to comply!
Every move that you do will be something for the planet and for your future children, so I think ecology is important!
After traveling more than a dozen countries, I saw the green and not ripe. Imagine yourself in an almost desert island with landscapes of unparalleled beauty as you have ever had! When suddenly, you walk into a piece of glass and you are injured foot, your stay will switch and go enjoy less!
An anecdote to history, I was in Indonesia in Bali, a tropical paradise with beaches of postcards. I was walking on the beach and everything was dirty to my surprise!
Be a responsible tourist, it is also used resources sparingly! Some resources are often scarce, and travelers do not realize that it may impact the local ecology by waste management and water use!
The advice to be followed to preserve natural environments without impacting the nature:
- Make sure to save water, water is so precious and water demand often exceeds supply! Do not stay in a hotel with pool, especially if you have the sea within arms reach!
- Do not buy too many bottles it up fast! I found myself once in Indonesia on an edge of coast during a tour of half a day swimming with my friends plastic bottles that had accumulated because the current is very unpleasant to say ! Ask to fill your bottle in a place where there is drinking water if they have one! If you are not confident with this water, you can still use sanitizing tablets.
- Save electricity, do not turn the air conditioning and do not leave the light on when you go out! Open the window at night!
- Take the means of transport, as a traveler, it is always nice enough to live like a local! Do not overeat, take your time, you’re on vacation!
- Do not feed the animals, when camping or go to rest areas, there are often animals that roam the smell of food! Do not give them to eat because they will be used and the image of man that would be his food, they may become aggressive to you!
If you go on Trekking:
- Respect nature, the rules of a hiker is to leave no trace of man in natural environments!
- Do not bury your waste, waste some take years to decompose and increasing erosion dig! It could even hurt animals if just to be unearthed!
- Avoid anything that is packaging and bring what you need, choose anything that is biodegradable, canvas bags, etc. …
- Gather the human waste in a bag, including droppings as they can contaminate water and cause all sorts of infections! Prefer Natural toilets or dig a hole 15 inches deep at least 100m minimum from the point of water!
- When washing, do not use detergent, soap or toothpaste