How to Be a Sustainable Traveller 

Tips & Tricks

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For local cuisine, wildlife, and artisans.

Re-Use

Invest in totes and re-usable containers for water, and shopping purchases.

Protect

Lush landscapes and ecosystems, no matter where the travel bug takes you.

Sustainable Tourism 101

Below is a list of tips & tricks to ensure the next time you travel, you are travelling with sustainability in mind. Our delicate planet and its valuable ecosystems are in need of protection, and it's part of our mission here at the Eco-Adventures resort to assist our guests in fulfilling that task.

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1. Reserve to conserve

Prior to committing to any activity, vacation, or mode of transportation, do your research. Does the resort of activity provider have a conservation strategy in place? Is there authentic messaging surrounding the ideals of sustainable tourism on social media, webpages, and the like? Do you see any eco friendly seals? Ensure you always speculate tour operators and their commitment to hiring local employees, and generating activities that protect wildlife and culture. If there does not appear to be any interest in sustainable tourism practices whatsoever, book somewhere else. 

3. Support local or you're loco

Choosing local restaurants, markets, and small business shops to spend your travel dollar is essential to sustainable tourism. Shopping local will further benefit the community & economy you have the pleasure of visiting. Look for eco-friendly restaurants and shop owners to further enhance your designation as a sustainable tourist.
 

5. Avoiding the plane isn't insane

'Slow travel' is an emerging trend where tourists travel to fewer places, but are spending more time at each destination. Allowing yourself time to soak in the local culture, and experience all that a foreign world has to offer makes for the optimal travel experience. Indulge in local cuisine, landscapes, and endeavours; it will only make your vacation more fulfilling. 

2. Don't buy wildlife products. Exclamation point.

We often find ourselves travelling in exotic places, where one has access to unfamiliar products and consumer goods. It is important to remember that when making any kind of purchase, that there is no animal cruelty involved in the creation of that particular product. Tourists often become blinded by the seduction of a unique souvenir, and are ignorant to the implications of a purchasing decision. You could be supporting an industry that profits off of by-products derived from an endangered species. Don't buy the ivory tusk necklace... just don't do it.

4. No plastic is fantastic

Prior to your travel date, stock up on re-usable water canisters, containers, stainless steel straws, cutlery, and totes to reduce the amount of plastic you inherit over the duration of your trip. If you plan on spending the day hiking in the woods, carry your water in a canister so there is no need for single use bottles. If you are travelling to the local market, bring along a few totes to carry your purchases.

6. Local chatter is what matters

Before you travel anywhere, it is important you are aware of any local customs, traditions, or expectations. Inquiring about the history or culture of an area, or booking excursions that focus on local heritage, accentuates your adventure as a traveller. The raw definition of travel is to embark on an unfamiliar journey; embracing local customs is the perfect method of doing so.