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Have you ever thought about making a real change in the world? We have all heard about the famous “make a baby, plant a tree, write a book”. In the 3.0 version of the popular saying we should add “…write a book and choose to be a responsible travel”.
What’s a responsible traveller?
To answer to this questions we have to define what’s “sustainable tourism” (something you may heard about in the last past few years), and also revise the difference between being a “tourist” or a “traveler”.
Are you a tourist or a traveller?
While both, tourists and travelers, like to trote the globe, the former are likely no to fully immerse in the traditions and culture of locals, and the last, they definitely go for it! Thus, travelers are (or at least they should be!) more aware on how to interact with the environment they are visiting, a concept closely related to “sustainable tourism” and “responsible travel”.
Sustainable tourism: when you’re a mindful and educated person
To go on a sustainable trip is to be fully conscious of the place and the culture we’re visiting. If you keep that in mind you’ll be able to help encouraging the local industry and respect the traditions of the city, beach or mountaineering village you’re visiting.
Are you suspecting you have always been a sustainable tourism supporter? Answer our travel quiz to be definitely sure!
A) When your belly growls … Do you choose to buy that yummy vegan homemade sandwich from the street vendor or you just go directly to the first Green Eat store you can find?
B) When you’re visiting a new place, would you rather adapt to its customs and traditions or just keep on doing things the way you usually do?
C) When traveling, you’re aware of waste management?
If most of your answers hitted “1” then your intuition was right! You’re a responsible traveler and now you’re in to improve your inborn traveler skills!
But, guess what? If you have occasionally slipped into the “2” answers, you can still be a responsible traveler while doing tourism.
Being responsible and aware of our traveling choices doesn’t have to lead us to do only low-budgets trips or renounce to thing you wanted to do. It’s more about making the right choices and be aware of the impact of your decisions while traveling. For e.g:
We can be the best responsible travelers just doing any of these little efforts! And always keeping in mind that popular golden rule that teach us to treat others as we would love to be treated.
To start expanding your Responsible Traveller soul you can check our website and plan your South America Vacations
Written by: Agustina del Vigo
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