Types Of Sustainable Travel Worth Knowing About

The Mediterranean, Sorrento

Types Of Sustainable Travel Worth Knowing About. Photo taken during my trip to Sorrento in the Mediterranean

The pandemic brought a complete halt to the tourism industry in most parts of the world. Thankfully everything is back to normality. Now is a good time to focus on sustainable travel and save the planet – ultimately for the best. This means, being healthier, sustainable and being respectful to the planet.

“Sustainable tourism is defined by the UN Environment Program and UN World Tourism Organization as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.”

Sustainable tourism, responsible tourism and ecotourism or ecotourism, ecological footprint. Although these words might sound confusing I am going to briefly expand on the subject. Here are the types of sustainable travel worth knowing about:

Sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism is a creation of tourism that takes into account the natural and human environment. There is a need to preserve the natural environment by protecting the it, natural resources as well as wildlife. This can be achieved by monitoring tourism activities.

Responsible tourism

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Types Of Sustainable Travel Worth Knowing About

Simply means making destinations ideal to visit and requiring the tourist industry to ensure that tourism as a whole is more sustainable. Locals also need to take care of their environment.


Ecotourism is a type of sustainable tourism that encourages conservation and involves travelling to conservation areas, areas where the tourist damage is minimal, ideal for nature lovers. Green Global Travel is a typical example and it references to both the ecological lifestyle and information for the ecological traveller.

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Types Of Sustainable Travel Worth Knowing About Brighton beach in England

Ecological Footprint

An ecological footprint is a measure of human demand for ecosystems. The ecological footprint is the ecological price. There is an ecological price to every product we consume, and there is an ecological price to our own conduct and the community in which we live. The term “ecological footprint” refers to our lifestyles, routines and vacations.

When considering the impact tourism has on the environment, it is worth looking at our lifestyle as well as long-distance flights and car travel. Bearing in mind that fuel also has an impact on our air quality. As an avid traveller I’m always conscious of the quality of our air. Are you?

Are you considering sustainable travel in 2024? Drop me a line or two as always.


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