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Promoting environmentally and budget-friendly tourism

How to explore the world in an eco-friendly way, here are some tips by the Guide me Green team!

Sometimes it can be hard to surf through all the holiday deals and offers when looking for vacations. Planning for sustainable holidays can be even harder. What does sustainability actually mean? Which offers are actually sustainable and what should I do to explore the world in an eco-friendly way? The GMG team is here to give you some tips!
If you feel a bit lost when it comes to sustainability you can refer to the sustainable tourism development guidelines and management practice. These sustainability principles refer to the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development, and a suitable balance must be established between these three dimensions to guarantee its long-term sustainability.

Sustainable tourism should:


Make optimal use of environmental resources that constitute a key element in tourism development, maintaining essential ecological processes and helping to conserve natural heritage and biodiversity.


Respect the socio-cultural authenticity of host communities, conserve their built and living cultural heritage and traditional values, and contribute to inter-cultural understanding and tolerance.


Ensure viable, long-term economic operations, providing socio-economic benefits to all stakeholders that are fairly distributed, including stable employment and income-earning opportunities and social services to host communities, and contributing to poverty alleviation.

Now that the concept is clearer, let’s have a look at some tips to respect all of them!

On the whole, these are just afew examples of things you can do to travel more sustainable, this list could go on and on for really long! If you want to gather more ideas on sustainable travel or want some more concrete examples, or if you want to find out more about practices like L’Avenc tavertet, WWOOF, Warmshowers, Ecotour Albania and many more you can go and have a look at the Guide Me Green Manual on Good Practices!