UNWTO: How You Can Become a Better Traveler
To celebrate the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development in 2017, the Travel Corporation (TTC) and United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are encouraging you to take action and travel better. The UNWTO has created a guide on the top tips for a responsible traveler. By following these practical steps, you will be able to show respect for the unique and diverse world around us and enhance your own travel experiences for generations to come.
Are you dreaming of seeing wild elephants roam in Kenya, witnessing the Mayan ruins in Mexico from the inside, or savouring the unique flavours of cuisine freshly prepared by a street vendor in Thailand?
It’s one thing to dream about these destinations, book your trip, pack your suitcase, and take-off to experience the best of what the cultures and communities around the world have in store for you. But if you want to create a long-lasting experience, continue to enjoy travel, and preserve the future of diverse cultures, ancient history and the wild corners of the earth – this guidebook is for you.
So, How Can You Become a Better Traveller?
Based on the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism – a fundamental frame of reference for responsible and sustainable tourism – the World Committee on Tourism Ethics developed the useful guidebook – “Tips for a Responsible Traveller” – to help any traveller transform their global experiences and support responsible and sustainable tourism.
The guidebook breaks down responsible travel into five easy to follow and practical steps:
Honour your hosts and our common heritage
1. Protect our planet
2. Support the local economy
3. Be an informed traveller
4. Be a respectful traveller
5. As a responsible traveller you are taking the experience to whole new level. Your actions are ensuring that not only do these environments and communities remain vibrant for generations to come, but that you will create a deeper connection with the world around you.
How to Support the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism?
Spread the word – read and share the guide: Tips for a Responsible Traveler.