What is Sustainable Elegance Travel?
You’d be surprised just how easy it is for you to be a sustainable elegance traveller. The best place to start is to become aware of what it means to become a sustainable elegance traveller.
The sustainable elegance way of travelling goes beyond the ideas of being a responsible traveller or the need to sleep in a tent and cook on a solar-powered camp stove.
The truth is that sustainable elegance traveling is all about making simple choices to be more conscious in the way you travel, doing NO damage, maximizing the possibilities for the local community instead of just maximizing your own personal benefit. Individually, each one of these choices makes only a small difference. But collectively, becoming more conscious about our own personal choices can have a huge impact.
Below are a few simple ideas that everyone can choose, to become sustainable elegance traveller. Most of them are ridiculously simple, but if every traveller began incorporating these ideas into their travel routine, our collective impact could be remarkable!
- Book your flight with one of the IATA (International Air Transport Association) member airlines who offer carbon offset programs to neutralize the aircraft’s carbon emissions. Also always book non-stop flights whenever you can, because multiple takeoffs and landings create most of an airplane’s carbon emissions.
- Make sure that you choose businesses, tour operators, and transportation methods that maintain and preserve the ecological integrity of the environment and contribute to local community development; meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of current or future generations.
- Make sure you choose accommodation that recycles, has an effective waste treatment system, is energy efficient, and, where possible, uses environmentally friendly energy sources.
- Become aware of the impact that your presence has on the local population and environment, and ensure that all of your choices have a minimal impact or create more positive impact on people, places and the planet.
- Ensure that local people benefit from your trip by spending money in community or locally owned businesses, and buying locally made products rather than imports
- Respect local culture and help support traditional crafts and customs. Immerse yourself in and accept the differences of other cultures...learning about their customs and social norms before you visit