Hello everyone, in this post we want to talk with you about a very important topic that today is really discussed, it is the sustainability linked to tourism. Before to start, let’s see what sustainable tourism is.

 

If you’re ready, we’d say get started. Come on!

 

Sustainable tourism (also called eco-sustainable) is a type of tourism that pays particular attention to the relationship between tourism and nature, using systems so that this relationship is harmonious and respectful. Its goal is to preserve the environment as it is and seek the right balance between man and nature for a peaceful coexistence. There are many structures all over the world to embrace this theme. It will not be difficult to find structures that choose to use low energy consumption light bulbs or that choose to separate waste.
Having made this necessary introduction, we just have to get to the heart of the theme and understand how you can travel in a sustainable way.

 

Let’s start with means of transport which is the first thing you need to think about when you want to travel in a sustainable way. According to some studies, traveling by train or bus has significantly less impact on the environment than when taking a plane flight. This is because on average a flight emits a large amount of carbon dioxide, significantly increasing the impact on the environment. Of course this is not always possible, in fact sometimes there is no way that to take the plane but don’t worry because it can always be remedied. For example, you can take a direct flight (as take-off and landing are the times when the most carbon dioxide is emitted) or you can choose to pay an insignificant (50 cents) surcharge for carbon emissions for compensate those of your flight.

 

Sustainable accommodation. There are many of them but if you stay in an unsustainable building, make it so yourself. How? By recycling, saving on water and energy, so the rule is to be responsible with daily consumption. Consumption that concerns the emission of carbon dioxide particles that should be reduced through the use of public transport or bicycles or even healthy walks to get around the city.

 

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Leave the plastic. Bring with you a water bottle to fill as needed, a cloth shopping bag and a reusable metal (or other material) straw. The same thing for the packaging of soaps and shampoos, so it would be better to use the latter in solid form. A curiosity about these types of solid soaps is that each stick of these is equivalent to two bottles of liquid soap.

 

Eating sustainably is absolutely possible thanks to the use of some apps that will help you find the best places to do it. Furthermore, if you want to organize a packed lunch, use containers that are not disposable but the ones that you can clean and reuse when you need them and also prefer compostable cutlery and glasses such as cardboard or bamboo. There are many options of lunch boxes on the market, as well as utensils.

 

Eating and drinking locally is good for the environment as it reduces the carbon emissions caused by the distance that food has traveled from the origin to the plate and moreover it is useful for the economy of the city and why not, for your mood allowing you to try new and unique things, fresh and in season.

 

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In the end, we want to emphasize the importance of the tourist figure who supports the local economy and consumption to have a positive impact on the community and the environment.
So as we have seen, by following these simple precautions you can enjoy your holiday and at the same time take care of the environment. We must simply begin to become aware of the impact that our actions have on our land that we must treat as if it were a person dear to us.

 

Let us know your opinions about this topic and all your experiences down in the comments, we are curious to read you!

 

A big kiss to everyone.

 

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58 thoughts on “Sustainable tourism: tips to travel responsibly

      1. Bellissimo articolo con tante dritte su un argomento del quale si parla ancora troppo poco secondo me !!! È fondamentale per chi viaggia cercare in tutti i modi di farlo in maniera giusta per salvaguardare il nostro pianeta.

        1. Anche il turismo rientra nella tutela ambientale e nell’economia green ma in effetti non tutti lo collegano al tema, senza pensare l’impronta che lasciamo quando viaggiamo e quando arriviamo in un posto.
          Continua a seguirci, ritorneremo sul tema 😀

  1. E’ indispensabile per noi essere sempre rispettosi dell’ambiente! Camminiamo moltissimo e cerchiamo di non utilizzare quanto più possibile l’auto o i mezzi di trasporto, ed evitiamo le grandi strutture come i villaggi turistici, dove lo spreco alimentare è quasi scontato. Inoltre cerchiamo di utilizzare senza sprechi, così come facciamo a casa nostra, acqua ed elettricità.

  2. Eating and drinking locally is a great idea when you travel abroad. Not only is it better for the environment you can discover some great foods.

  3. Great post! I am very interested in being more eco-friendly in my daily life. I try to limit flying to necessary (for example I try to choose direct flights).

  4. I really do my best – anywhere in the world. Yet, this kind of ‘reminders’ make me feel bad since already due to the frequent flights, my footprint is huge 🙁

  5. È un argomento interessante, non so quanto il mio turismo possa essere sostenibile, ma già molte delle cose, citate nell’articolo, cerco di farle da sempre… spostarsi non in aereo, mangiare locale, non andare nei villaggi turistici e camminare tanto tanto tanto…

  6. Articolo interessante, visto che il turismo può essere un’attività molto impattante oppure un modo per conoscere posti e best practices da portare a casa e contribuire a migliorare il proprio impatto. Grazie!

    1. Tra i nostri scopi c’è anche quello di contribuire a diffondere informazioni, consigli utili al benessere di tutti. Molti non arrivano a comprendere che la salvaguardia del pianeta è comunque collegata alle nostre vite.

  7. Sono bellissimi consigli, io viaggio principalmente con il treno, troviamo sempre alloggi sostenibili e scelgo solo ristoranti locali!

  8. Grazie, un ripassino ci voleva. In teoria sono accorgimenti che tutti, più o meno, sanno, ma attuarli non è sempre scontato. Eppure basta poco.
    Quindi il segreto è parlarne e parlarne, finché non diventa un mantra, una forma mentis. Ma soprattutto forma pratica.

    1. Non è per niente difficile scegliere la strada che porta verso il green, anzi… Dici bene, dobbiamo parlarne e formare le menti e renderle più consapevoli riguardo i benefici della sostenibilità.

  9. Credo che oramai viaggiare vuol dire anche farlo in maniera sostenibile proprio come raccomando tu, il turismo selvaggio non ha più modo di esistere dobbiamo evolverci verso l’ecosostenibilità.

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