The best travel benefits everyone involved
In 2020, the global travel and tourism industry lost HALF its revenue compared with 2019.
Avoid air travel when possible
Embrace the slower travel
"Trains are wonderful ... To travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches, and rivers, in fact, to see life." Agatha Christie
I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.
Choose a sustainable type of travel
Adventure travel and ecotourism
Adventure travel and ecotourism are two of the more responsible and sustainable forms of travel.
Choose accommodation carefully
is environmentally sensitive in design has a minimal carbon footprint keeps your money in the country and region has inclusive hiring practices chooses suppliers thoughtfully
Inclusive hiring practices
While individual choices in this regard may seem incapable of making real change, a global movement of informed and conscientious travellers really can make a difference!
Renewable energy sources
Support minority and marginalised groups
Greater equity is needed in the travel and tourism industry, and your choices can make inroads in rectifying the situation.
Support recovery efforts
Choose an inclusive tour operator
If you'd like to be a truly conscientious traveller, consider carefully the tour operator you give your money to.
Choose an eco-conscious tour operator
At the very least, we encourage you to choose a tour operator with environmentally sensitive policies and practices.
Support small travel businesses
Include a 'give back' in your itinerary
Plant a tree. Help with building a home, painting a school, or installing a water purification system. Spend time hanging out with kids in an orphanage – play games, read to them, kick around a ball. Visit a pet shelter or animal rescue centre – maybe it's about cuddles with the animals, or maybe it's about helping to muck out a stall. Contact a local NGO and ask what you can do to help while in the area.
Draw in your tour operator
Purchase from locals
Ask for permission to take photos or videos
Follow all park guidelines
Bring a reuseable water bottle
Use an eco-friendly sunscreen
Chemical vs mineral sunscreens