WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL?
Responsible travel and tourism is important. It protects the landscape and boosts the local economy, culture and diversity of the area you visit, which in turn keeps the landscape natural and beautiful for other people to enjoy in the future. Sustainable tourism is a way of holidaying in an eco and environmentally friendly way. This could be in terms of:
- through your mode of transport
- the accommodation you stay in
- the food you eat
- the activities you do in the area
- the communities you interact with.
HOW TO TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY AND SUSTAINABLY
Travelling sustainably is actually a lot easier than you may think and being an eco-friendly traveller doesn't mean you need to change your entire lifestyle right away. Even making small changes over time (which will be easier to stick to) and little things will help restore and preserve the environment for years to come. Help local businesses and give back to communities by shopping local, choose a less polluting form of transport such as cycling, and be respectful of the landscapes you visit by leaving no trace with no litter, waste, or fires.
Click on the following link to learn more and watch VisitScotland's responsible tourism video.