Are you a responsible tourist?

Sustainable tourism seeks to minimize the negative impacts on the ecosystem, economy, society and culture of the place where the tourist activity takes place. That is to say, a responsible tourist travels with awareness and respect , trying to positively influence the cultural, sociological and ecological situation of the country that is welcoming him.

Below we detail the "Decalogue of the Responsible Tourist" with the idea of establishing small guidelines to start traveling in a sustainable and respectful way.

1. Be responsible on your trip

Plan your trip in advance and assess destinations, accommodation and transportation.

Planning, organization and travel insurance are the key.

Treat people with respect and relate to them as equals.

Our heritage, natural and cultural resources are an inherited asset, and we must protect and preserve it for the enjoyment of future generations.

2. Choose sustainable products and services

Choose accommodation, restaurants, activities and services that work towards sustainability and take recycling into account. That they use renewable energies (0% emissions) and that they use ecological and non-toxic materials.

3. Use sustainable means of transport

Here we refer to both the means to reach the destination, and the one you will use during your vacation.

Whenever possible, choose public transport, bus..., in this way you will reduce emissions, avoid the collapse of cars in cities and save time and money.

And whenever you can walk or rent a bike. You will not regret!

4. Don't waste scarce resources

On vacation we don't worry about the consumption of water, electricity... Sometimes, as it is "included", we make excessive use of air conditioning or heating. This attitude harms business, but it also harms destiny and the planet. Think twice before doing it!

5. Recycle and generate less waste

On vacation we resort to practicality and use disposables to go lighter on our trip. Do not fall into temptation! Use reusable containers, avoid plastics and recycle whenever possible.

6. Take care of the environment

Protect local biodiversity by respecting regulations and signage.

Be responsible by avoiding the purchase of objects of illegal origin, attractions that do not respect the environment and local gastronomy that does not respect closed seasons.

Reduces the environmental impact, taking care of nature's resources.

Respect wildlife and its natural habitat.

7. Get involved in heritage conservation

In your visits to heritage spaces, respect the rules and accesses designed for their conservation and preservation.

Avoid the negative impact that our presence may cause. Our Heritage belongs to everyone. Protect it!

8. Enjoy the local culture

The best experience of a trip is to interact with the inhabitants of the place visited. Investigate local habits, customs and norms.

Take an interest in greetings in the local language, hours, clothing, etc.

Participate in local festivals.

In Spain, each city, each town, each street and each square contain a particular story. Hire local professionals to tell you.

9. Boosts the development of the local economy

Consume "KM 0" products.

Use tourist services from local companies.

Stay in establishments managed by the local community.

In the restaurants, try local gastronomy.

10. Know and exercise your rights

Spain has extensive legislation that establishes the rights of users of tourist services.

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  • Isabel December 22, 2020

    Muy interesante.

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