No one wants to travel to a damaged or polluted place, however, many destinations suffer the wear and tear of hosting thousands of tourists every year. Is it possible to travel without damaging the environment? Moreover, can tourism activity benefit the place we visit?

Tourism has always been seen as a money-making machine based on culture, history, gastronomy and nature. However, in recent times we are discovering that sustainability can also generate value in this sector. Environmentally responsible, profitable and attractive tourism is possible.

What is Regenerative Tourism?

Regenerative tourism advocates a sustainable way of traveling and getting to know other places. Its main objective is that visitors have a positive impact on the destination they visit, leaving it better than they found it. A concept that goes beyond “do not harm” and seeks the regeneration and active revitalization of the environment, producing positive results for local communities and economies.

“When tourism adds value to a destination by improving the quality of life for residents and the health of the ecosystem, it can be considered regenerative,” says Jeremy Sampson, president of the Future of Tourism Coalition and CEO of the Travel Foundation.

Would you like to make a positive impact on your next trip?

The easiest way to achieve this is by offsetting your emissions. You can do this through companies that are dedicated to capturing carbon emissions to protect our climate, such as GreenFleet or Sustainable Travel International.

Choose responsible agencies, tour operators and hotels that have the least possible environmental impact or that, in some way, have a positive impact on the local community.

Consume in local establishments and companies, contribute to the cleanliness and recovery of the environment and collaborate with social projects that need help.

It is important that as a society we create awareness about caring for the planet, traveling in a regenerative and sustainable way is not only possible, but it brings us much closer to the world we inhabit.

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