Why did we embark on this journey?
It’s no secret that the travel industry has a significant impact on the environment, from the amount of CO2 being released from flights to the effects of overtourism – when you look at it from this point of view, it sounds like a losing battle. But it’s not, and it shouldn’t be a case of never travelling and experiencing new places or going on a much-needed family holiday… travelling has many benefits when it comes to injecting much-needed funds into local economies, supporting communities, enriching minds and bringing cultures together.
So instead of cutting off travelling altogether, we should be aiming to travel more sustainably, whether that’s offsetting our flight emissions, travelling by train, visiting lesser-known regions, and putting money back into local towns and villages by visiting independent shops, restaurants and tour companies.
There are small, simple changes that can be made to ensure that we all travel and #LiveALittleGreener – it’s not about saying you can’t do something, it’s about looking at better ways to do it.
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