With regular advancement in technology, travelling has also become easier and safer. In recent years, there has been a remarkable growth in travel. Every year we see some new development and trends that makes the life of a traveler easier. However, some of these innovations also caused major issues in the environment. The world is now rapidly realizing it and therefore practicing ecotourism in order to conserve the environment by using less natural resources and promoting green travel trends.
In the year 2017, people are now coming out of their comfort zone of travelling by giving the tours a more human touch. As per the statistics, more and more travelers all over the world are now practicing green travel in order to save money, conserve environment and enjoy a more natural holiday. The number of travelers has increased by a great margin in recent years, and altered the way we travel, which, in past, involved spending tons of money. Below are mentioned some of the latest trends in green travelling which you can follow in order to do your part for the cause and still enjoy the best of holidays.
- Relaxation travel:
The days of enjoying a luxurious holidays are past. People nowadays are looking for holidays that promotes health and fitness. It is predicted that in the year 2017 and beyond, relaxation tours will see a considerable growth with travelers planning to visit countries like India, China and Thailand. As a result, wellness sanctuaries and meditation centres, also known as ‘SancuStays’ are more likely to attract visitors as compared to villas, hotels and apartments. Activities such as Yoga, meditation and relaxation therapies will be huge in demand over 5-star leisures, swimming and pubs, costing a great amount of money and harming the environment.
- Choosing a destination ethically: One of the most emerging green travel trends include choosing a destination that requires less cost. Eco-friendly travel destinations are often very cheap where the travelers are required to perform activities such as hiking, walking, biking, etc. It allows them to live with the real nature and enjoy the destination to its fullest rather than indulging in same activities which can be enjoyed anywhere with money.
- Experience over shopping:
2017 green travelling trends include spending on experiences instead on shopping. It reduces the travelling budget and also helps the traveler to spend their time in maintaining more memories and experiences.
- Responsible tourism: Since advancement in the technology is affecting the environment drastically, it is our responsibility to lessen its impact by using less and less technology to accomplish our tasks. When it comes to travel, preferring biking and walking over vehicle rides, using reusable bottles, booking non-stop flights, accommodating in green hotel and buying local food are some of the responsibilities which every traveler should perform.
- Choosing Green hotels:
Green hotels, or eco hotels, are accommodation facilities that take precautions in their services in order to minimize the impact on the environment. They utilize non-toxic agents, organic cotton sheets and mattresses, recycling bins, renewable resources, disposable dishes, energy saving lightings, etc. that ensures the safety of the environment and at the same time it doesn’t compromise with the service offered to the travelers. Choosing a green hotel is certainly one of the latest trends in green travelling.
- Use public transport while travelling: Although it may cause a little inconvenience, but riding with locals has its own adventures and add up to your experiences in the state. It will not only reduce the environmental impact, but also allows you to meet and witness local culture while saving you brilliant money. Consider trains for long distance while bikes can be more suitable for shorter routes.
Some other 2017 green travelling trends include planning well before the travel, choosing a green tour company that ensures ethical ways to increase the experience of the traveler and indulging in simple pleasures instead of material possessions or costly affairs. Become a proud traveler this year by promoting green travel and enjoy all its benefits including cost efficient travel, real pleasure of meeting with the nature, experiencing new cultures and secure travel.