Simple rules to go by

Simply put, responsible travel is about minimizing your negative impact and maximizing your positive impact when you travel . It is also about a deeper and fuller experience of the places you go.

Here are some simple principles to go by. We are keen to learn about how you go about being a responsible traveller write us, or tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! #responsibletravelr

The hallmark of responsible travel is improving destinations, instead of leaving them in some way poorer due to tourist practices.

 

Choose responsibly

Favour accommodation that has a commitment to sustainability and the environment

Choose for tour organisers and excursions that respect the local environment, culture and wildlife

Look for acclaimed sustainability certification schemes when choosing

 

Be a good guest

Educate yourself a bit in advance, know where you are going

Be environmentally, socially and culturally aware

Respect the environment; animals and wildlife

Be polite, respectful and interested

Think about your use of local ressources (eg. energy or water)

Do not litter or pollute where you go

 

Go small scale and go local

Prefer going in smaller groups

Look for trained local guides with knowledge of the area

Learn at least a few words in the local language