Eco-tourism is about visiting relatively undisturbed natural areas of the world and leaving again without impacting on the environment, the natural population, wildlife or vegetation.
It is easy to forget when you are in a new country that the infrastructure might not be what you are used to at home, however, you should embrace the local lifestyle as you travel.
” Take your memories with you – Leave only your foot prints in the sand”
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.
What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”
Kerala – Eco Tourism
Kerala has embraced eco-tourism and it has been very successful in doing so, consequently Kerala has ensured that tourists contribute to make it a perfect eco-tourist destination.
The natural beauty of Kerala and the diverse plant and animal life certainly make Kerala an ideal location for continued and ongoing sustainability.
“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
How to be a good Eco-Tourist – Some Tips
How to be a considerate tourist!
Stay in locally owned accommodation
Avoid large resorts and all inclusive resorts
Travel as a group
Use local transport
Buy locally produced products
Eat in locally run restaurants
Choose souvenirs wisely
Take your plastic rubbish away with you
Avoid single use plastics and always take your water bottle with you
Do not change sheets & towels until needed
Do a little bit to help the planet on your travels.