1. Research sustainable destinations
Alleviating the pressures of mass tourism from places that are frequently visited, is the first conscious decision we can make in our journey towards sustainable travel. Picking destinations that are under the radar and perhaps closer to home will enable you to travel to lesser-explored parts of the world while helping reduce your impact on the environment.
2. Pick a tour operator who puts sustainability at their core
At Pelorus, we enforce sustainable business practices and carbon offset all our client trips with the proceeds going to World Land Trust, in support of their Carbon Balanced programme. With any travel, it is important to consider carbon offsetting emissions caused by flights, vehicles, marine transport, and hotel stays.
3. Embrace slow travel
The rise in demand for environmentally friendly transport services means it is easier than ever to travel slowly, whether by train or boat. Networks of tracks and rivers, especially within Europe, enable for opportunities to embrace slow travel, the concept of indulging in a gentle journey through a region that allows you to see, feel and understand your surroundings.