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Don’t be a Tourist: How to make your world travels experience sustainable

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No matter how you choose to get from point A to point B, all forms of transportation have an impact in terms of sustainability. Luckily for you, GBRI is here to help. We’ve assembled a guide to help you make the most sustainable travel choices this holiday season and beyond. In our Don’t be a Tourist guide, we’ll take a look at what sustainable travel is and uncover the history behind it. We will then discuss the major sustainability impacts of travel and what travelers can do to reduce their impact. Finally, we’ll review some destinations around the world that offer unique sustainable travel experiences.

What you will learn

  1. Understand what sustainable travel is and why it is important
  2. Analyze examples of sustainability practices across the world to determine positives and negatives
  3. Identify the impacts of travelling
  4. Identify the steps a tourist can take to reduce his carbon footprint

3 thoughts on “Don’t be a Tourist: How to make your world travels experience sustainable”

  1. I like the stats presented in the article. One could use this when making presentations or to make a case in favor of sustainable tourism. Interesting stat I learned is the 6.5 tons of CO2 emissions per person from air travel in the U.S. That’s huge.

    I also like the article touched on eco-lodging options. Would have loved to see home stays and Airbnbs as an option too as I believe – they support the local economy and reduce the footprint a tiny bit more than the hotel chains.

    Enjoyed understanding the definition of travel – “A balance between travelers experiencing local culture without disrupting or causing long damage to the places visited”. If all us are mindful of this, the places we visit – our national parks, forests, lakes, and beaches could all enjoy its pristine beauty.

  2. I am so glad I took this course! It is so insightful. Not only does it make us familiar with the problem, but also provides us with multiple solutions. Moreover, being a person who loves to travel and explore, this course enlightened me with “Sustainable Destinations” I can visit. That’s just great!

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