We’re all eager to travel again throughout the world, trying to make up for the lost time. And we’re all well aware that travelling will definitely not be the same as in 2019.
We’re more aware of our environmental and social impact and this consciousness has only deepened these last couple of months. So now, all we can think about is “how can I travel more sustainably?”. Here’s what we can say about it:
- Eco-friendly transportation
Try opting for the most sustainable way to get to your destination. If you’re travelling as a group, it might be better to share a car; while if you’re going on your own then it’s better to take a train or bus.
Flying is also an option, as long as you choose economy class and take direct flights when possible. When at your destination, choose walking, bike or public transport over renting a private car.
Be a slow traveller by flying less and staying longer at each stop.
- Sustainable accommodation
Try supporting locally-owned accommodations and facilities that have green certifications. You can discover sustainable accommodations in our travel section, like this fully 3D-printed Airbnb in Canada or Hotel Jakarta in Amsterdam.
- Support local
Eat at locally-owned restaurants and cafes that serve regional and seasonal food. In the same way, when shopping for yourself or for souvenirs, support local artisans, markets and shops too.
As well, when it comes to clothing, don’t shop more than you need and try traveling with the garments you already own.
- Responsible tourism
Before booking tours, look for green accreditations and only participate in responsible wildlife tourism. Stay away from activities that may damage or put in danger local ecosystems, while supporting local, trained wildlife experts.
Speaking of traveling, the EU has recently updated its “white list”, check out the latest news here.