4 Reasons Why Sustainable Travel Is the Need of the Hour

Ecotourism is sustainable tourism; and, it is the need of the hour. Hence, more and more international hotel chains, attraction providers and tour operators are practicing being environmentally responsible. Sustainable tourism is the ideal norm to move toward because it is friendly on three fronts – environmentally, economically and socio-culturally. Let’s walk you through this in-depth…

1. Preservation 
Sustainable tourism helps preserve the natural and built environment, ensuring areas and resources can be used by future generation. Sustainable tourism is about thinking long-term.

2. Diversity:
Sustainable tourism encourages positive developments, especially cultural exchange and preserving local traditions. India is so diverse when it comes to cultures represented that sustainable tourism helps promote our cultural richness and celebrate it at all levels. It also aids with education surrounding diversity and creating a dialogue between different communities – it fosters awareness and greater understanding.

3. Win-Win Scenario:
Not only does sustainable tourism help preserve the environment and tradition while also being cost-effective, it also helps involve local populations in the tourism industry, creating a win-win situation where locals get jobs and visitors get more authentic travel experiences.

4. Millenial Appeal:
The millenial generation, which has immense buying power, is a generation which is socially conscious and they make choices regarding whom to travel with based on several factors, including ethical business practices. Organizations that practice sustainable tourism are likely to appeal to this market.

~Amanda Sodhi

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Uncover India Through Road Trips – 4 Reasons Why!

Not only is India huge, it is extremely rich and diverse when it comes to geography and cultures represented. One of the best ways to uncover India is through road trips, and here are four reasons why –

1. Excellent Connectivity:
India has many excellent road trip routes, that allow you to cover multiple cities and regions in one go, whether it be an expedition throughout the North East, North India from Delhi to Punjab to Himachal, Delhi to Rajasthan, around South India, or along the Konkan-Maharashtrian route. Regardless of whether you have a lot of time or are looking for a quick weekend road trip, the possibilities of routes are endless!

2. Enriching & Interactive:
Road trips allow you to interact with locals and learn about their tradition and customs, adding a whole other dimension to your journey. Furthermore, you get to cover territory hands-on, which isn’t possible through a quick flight. The bottom line – road trips are an enriching and rewarding experience.

3. Don’t Miss Out:
Unlike flights, traveling by road allows you to stop and take notice of change in scenery throughout India’s diverse geography. You don’t have to miss out on the smaller and finer details of traveling, because you are in full control when you decide to hit the road.

4. Adventures of a Lifetime:
Most importantly, road trips are an excellent way to experience adventure and to build memories to last a lifetime and that fuel umpteen stories to share for years to come. Live life like an explorer – hit the road!

~ Amanda Sodhi

(Featured image source: india.com)