Green Travel Tips

Many travel companies now offer holidays which support sustainable development, reduce negative impacts on the environment and provide financial support to local communities – these alternative ways to travel are commonly referred to as "eco-tourism". Look for accommodation that have effective waste treatment systems, that recycle, that are energy efficient, and, where possible, that use environmentally friendly energy sources such as solar energy or hydroelectric power.

Smart Travel Tips:

  • Limit energy use, including your use of air-conditioning and hot water. Turn off all lights and taps when you leave hotel rooms.
  • Reuse your hotel towels and bed linen.
  • Rent a bike. In many places you can rent them out. They are not only environmentally friendly and cheap, but also a great option for sightseeing.
  • Take a hike. walking in cities or going on a hike in the countryside is great way to avoid emissions and yet discover some of special things about where you are, things you may otherwise simply "drive by".

 Learn more at World Wildlife Fund