Nowadays, fashionable words like ‘sustainable’ and ‘sustainability’ are added to almost everything. For instance, there is sustainable fashion, sustainable development, sustainable traveling, etc. We all know what the word sustainable or sustainability means, but if you need a little more elaboration on why the words are used in these contexts, then don’t worry you aren’t the only one.
Luckily, the concept of sustainability is pretty simple. It is all about sustaining the resources or not destroying the resources, no matter what resources are they. Here, we have discussed the idea of sustainable tourism and how it is important in today’s life. So, let’s get started…
Sustainable traveling is traveling in such a way that culture, people, and environment of the destination you are visiting aren’t harmed or damaged in any way. Now, you must be thinking that that’s exactly the common definition of traveling, but well it is not. Many travelers don’t travel this way.
The thing is; the number of international travelers has increased by many folds by now. People are exploring destinations around them and unfortunately, in doing so, they are mostly being a part of mass tourism. This means, staying at multinational hotels, going on cruises, and partying big.
The thing is; mass tourism is a big industry which focuses mainly on earning big profits. They do not give priority to conserving the environment, natural resources, traditions, or residents for that matter. The money you pay to these gigantic tourism companies doesn’t benefit the country you are visiting at all.
On the other hand, sustainable traveling promotes learning local cultures, staying at good but local hotels, and traveling via basic public transportations.
Why all the travelers around the globe should consider sustainable traveling?
If sustainable traveling is opted by majority of the travelers, it will preserve the world that we live in today with all its cultures and traditions. More and more people will interact with each other and develop a better understanding, thereby eradicating racism. Besides, think of it this way, the idea of traveling shouldn’t be damaged at all and sustainable traveling is exactly that.