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What it means to choose an ethical destination is to visit countries that promote human rights, are environmentally conscious of their practices and supportive of local workers and communities. This is a fantastic way to travel while keeping into consideration how the world is affected by tourism and community building.
Every kilo counts when flying. Not only will your vacation be more enjoyable with less staff to lug around, but packing light also reduces the amount of carbon emitted during your flight. The more a plane weighs, the more carbon emissions it produces. Pack only what you need, and the environment will thank you.
Be a responsible guest
- Respect the local environment
- Conserve water
- Limit energy use
- Dispose of sanitary waste properly
- Avoid damaging recreational activities
There’s no better way to fully immerse yourself in the local culture than going local, learning the traditions and customs and joining in the local events. Like local natives in a foreign town, enjoy the products that the country offers naturally, rather than purchasing imported goods and foods. Make sure to ask locals for destination tips and cultural facts. This way, you will make new friendships that may last forever.
Say no to plastic
If you forget your reusable plastic bag, then don’t bag it at all. You want memories of your holiday to last forever, but you don’t want the plastic bags from your trip to be floating around that long. Plastic bags can take up to 500 years to degrade.
Walk, bike or use public transportation
Get around the city, village or island by foot, train or bike. Not only does this cut down on gas usage and saves money, but it also gives you a great new way to see the place besides sitting in the back of a car or taxi.