We go on vacation for pleasure, to discover new horizons, to relax, to meet new people and to learn about different cultures. Most of the time, we are not aware that the choices we make can have an impact on our destination and on the people that live there. We are often equally unaware of the implications of our travel for global environmental issues, especially climate change.
Responsible travel is about minimizing your impact and maximizing your connection with the environment and communities that will be your hosts. It's about making a positive contribution while having the most rewarding and inspiring travel experiences of your life.
These travel tips are meant to introduce you, the potential traveler, to simple ways you can help make tourism a more sustainable activity. Please browse through these travel tips to learn how you can make responsible travel choices throughout your journey.
There is also a complementary web site, www.unep.org/greenpassport, where you can find additional information.