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Being a Response-able Traveller

by TravelCurators Editorial | 5 February 2010 | 0 comments

Nearly 80% of the coastal population of Goa is dependent on the tourism industry. With more and more villages becoming popular tourist spots, huge issues of garbage collection, destruction of sand dunes, mangroves and depleting resources have erupted. Here are a few things you can do to be a response-able traveller...

Thrash dumped in the backwaters of Goa 

Here are a few things you can do to be a response-able traveller:

  • Avoid plastic bottles as much as possible. Carry a small ceramic or glass mug when travelling to drink tea or coffee
  • Support locally-owned businesses
  • Use local transport and tourist taxis
  • Study your itinerary well. Do not fall trap to fancy package tours
  • Educate yourself and the locals about sustainable use of resources
  • Stay with a local family to experience the Goan way of living
  • Try not to dispose your electronic waste
  • Do not litter on beaches
  • Buy a big jute or cloth bag when shopping and refuse to use plastic
  • Explore nearby areas on foot or rent a bicycle
  • When taking photos of people, please seek their permission
  • Frogs are an endangered species, please refrain from eating them

Join the locals in preserving their destination. Express your gratitude!

 

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