Travelling is a whole lot of fun.
The planning leading up to it, the listing of tourist attractions, the packing, the excitement, the trip and arrival – every step and process is exhilarating.
But have you ever thought that you’re hurting the planet?
The “greening” of our travel’s movement has become one of the fastest-growing movements in travel.
It aims to allow for sustainable travel while still having fun.
A Swedish term “flygskam” or “flight-shaming” was judged responsible for the 8% rise in rail travel.
This was as a result of travelers becoming more aware of the environmental impact of air travel, therefore swapping internal flights for train travel.
It also turns out that it is not only air travel that has made a carbon imprint, but tourism also has a large hand in it.
This accounts for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, shopping and food included according to a report by journal Nature Climate Change.
Now, we don’t mean you shouldn’t travel again as some economies also root their sustainability in tourism.
So, this begs the question, how do we make our travel greener without letting the environmental effects kill us?