Tourism is worth $919 billion dollars, making it one of the world’s largest industries. Unfortunately, more often than not, our #wanderlust frolics impact the environmental, cultural, and socio-economic balances of the communities we visit, especially when heaps of tourists from one culture swarm another in unison. It causes globalization of food, travel, and hotels, diminishing the language and culture we travel to experience, assimilating countries to have the ‘comforts’ from ‘home’ abroad. Finding ways to rebalance the imbalance travel creates is an important part of being a tourist at all, and with a few edits in behaviour, the negative impact we carry diminishes.
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Besma | Curiously Conscious says
Thanks for this guide Holly – there's so much to glean from it! I've always wondered about elephant rides or interacting with wildlife, it always seems a little off. Better to respect, not touch, and just photograph instead!
Besma | Curiously Conscious
Holly, this is a really fantastic post! A great summation of the issues and how to address themu
Hella Lynggaard says
Love this article! Such good tips and things we can all easily apply when travelling. Thank you for sharing. x
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