The word responsible travel is brandished a lot in the travel industry, but I think as travellers become more experienced and wiser we, in fact become self aware that not all tourism is good tourism. A little research is helpful in ensuring you only leave footprints on your next holiday. I too am guilty of making bad choices, rode on elephants in Zimbabwe and Thailand, but when you know better you do better.
So here are some of my tips to help you travel a little more responsibly:
So here are my top 5 tips:
I love the following travel credo from IIPT - International Institute for Peace through Tourism:
Grateful for the opportunity to travel and experience the world and because peace begins with the individual, I affirm my personal responsibility and commitment to:
Here are some suggested organisations to assist with making the right decision when planning your trip
World Animal Protection
Otter website - great tips listed there too
Responsible Travel website
Are you, like Beyonce and Jay-Z, guilty of doing the 'wrong thing?' If so please share your story with us!