6160227571 796eb1b6a1 z Tourism World Day but, sustainable?

Today, September 27, is Tourism World Day, a date which has its origin in 1980. The aim of this commemoration is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values.

However, we want to take this time to open a debate on the role being played by tourism in the respect for the environment. In this regard, we believe that the industry often thinks in economic terms than environmental and that is a clear example of bread for today and hunger for tomorrow.

That responsibility to the environment begins with each of us, both citizens and companies. We must do everything in our power to fight for sustainable tourism.

For example, in the mountains always we say that we should leave the place we passed better or at least as we have come across.

But there are many small gestures that show that sustainable tourism is possible. Let’s review some:

  • The flights are the transportation method that produces most pollution. It is advisable to choose closer destinations or that may be accessed by other means of transportation with less environmental impact.
  • Companies must promote ecotourism.
  • Respecting the environment to which we will travel.
  • Not to set fire on the field.
  • Carrying trash bags for the waste we generate.
  • Not to waste water.
  • Control energy consumption.
  • Limiting the use of detergents.
  • Do not discharge pollutants into the sea or river water.
  • Rent a bike for sightseeing.
  • Excursions on foot.
  • Avoid sports and recreational activities that may cause environmental damage.
  • Do not buy souvenirs made from remains of living things.

These are just a few examples of what to do tourists and businesses to prevent ecological footprint grows.

In our case, commitment to the environment has not remained in mere words, since every year we contributed 1% of our profits to environmental projects.

In addition, this year we decided to take direct action with our Lovers Tree ProjectAn initiative that will plant trees to offset the CO2 emitted in shipments of our trips, both YokmoK generated and, above all, of our adventurers.

We use one of the many CO2 calculators available on the Internet to calculate the tons of CO2 that have generated our flights and compensate by planting trees that are needed in Cañamero, Extremadura.

We hope that in the coming years the International Tourism Day remembers more the nature and we can put the surname sustainable to it.

 

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