Myths about Sustainable Travel
Having these at the back of our minds, make all the difference if you ask me, but I will break it down further.
1. ‘Sustainable and Eco-friendly travel is more expensive’; This makes me smile and reminds me of a famous saying, “the best things in life are free, yet we don’t see it.” For instance, how expensive is taking a walk, saving water, light, or patronizing locals? That’s easy and inexpensive, and not too much to ask.
2. ‘You can’t take flights if you want to practice sustainable tourism’; now I am laughing out loud, where did we get misinformation? Sustainable travel promotes the use of zero-low emission aircraft. However, traveling by road is encouraged.
3. ‘Sustainable tourism is hard and impossible; this comes from people who are not willing to make the needed sacrifices for us to protect and preserve the earth. Imagine saying using a waste bin instead of littering the floor, buying from locals, treating people and animals with respect is hard?
4. “Green Tourism is Just About the Environment”; Of course, looking after the planet is essential, but it’s beyond that, respecting the people and places we visit matter.
Sustainability is a way of life, a lifestyle that benefits all.