“Another important thing to remember is that most of the virgin places you visit are not equipped to deal with mass tourism once discovered. It could be the mangroves in Sundarbans, high altitude treks in the Himalayas or the ocean in Andamans; the moment visitors start thronging to them, their delicate ecological balance is disturbed.”
One of the major differences between eco-tourism and eco-travel – in the former, you rely on someone else to be responsible for the ecology and environment, but as an eco-traveller you take up the responsibility yourself. You go the mile to make a difference.
Here are a few tips that you can adopt to be a responsible, low impact traveller that will make your travels more satisfying:
These simple tips can help make a huge difference to the city or country you’re visiting, especially one that does not have the facility or the wherewithal to handle the garbage tourists create or keep up with the high demand of fresh water.
So on your next trip, give yourself and the planet a breather.
This post was first published on eShe.in