In recent years, destinations that offer ecological and sustainable activities became trendy.
The principles of sustainability refer to the environmental, economic and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development.
Therefore, in order to carry out a truly sustainable tourism, environmental, social and cultural responsibility, actions must also come from the travelers. Here are some actions for tourists to contribute to sustainable development.
Try eco-friendly experiences: Several tourism activities seek to promote environmental care and have programs to protect natural resources.
Support the local economy: Many municipalities live largely from tourism. By visiting them, enjoying their seasonal gastronomy and buying their products or services, which in general are natural products transformed into works of art.
Avoid polyurethane at all costs: Go for biodegradable products.
Destinations are your home: take care of them.
Take care of the flora and fauna: Protect the flora and do not take plants, flowers and NEVER animals. It is very difficult for them to adapt to your environment and they usually die after much suffering.
Use sunscreen and / or natural biodegradable suntan lotion: This type of products are incredibly bad for marine, lakes, water in generl and responsible for killing thousands of species of animals.
Choose lodging in hotels and places where environmentally friendly actions are taken: such as saving water and energy, recycling, local consumption, etc.
When we travel, destinations welcome us and offer the best they have to make our experience unforgettable. As tourists, we have the responsibility to preserve these beautiful places.
Fuente: María Alejandra Castaño El Espectador y Mundo Sustentable shop