As the world recovers from the current crisis, we have an opportunity and a choice to treat the people and places we travel to with greater respect and thought. It’s time to chart a new trajectory for how we travel – one that focuses on the needs of the communities and environments that we visit. So, while you may not be ready to travel right now, when you do get back on the road, we've got the advice and inspiration to help you travel safely and more responsibly. Sound like a plan? We want to hear how you intend to travel more responsibly in the future and you could win prizes and cash worth US $5,000 for your next trip.
Treat travel as a learning opportunity.
Appreciate, don’t appropriate.
Research and ask questions about a place before and while on the road.
Remember, just because you are abroad doesn’t mean you are invincible or above the rule – you’re not.
Don’t knowingly support the tourism underbelly.
Grow from past mistakes.
Share your stories.
Learn the local lingo.
Engage with your hosts and participate – your efforts won't go unnoticed.
Choose the path less traveled.
Offset or remove your carbon footprint.
Use less plastic.
Make the most sustainable choice wherever you can.
Make sure the locals are benefiting from your travel choices.
Buy locally and responsibly, barter graciously.
Give back, if you can – those few dollars can go further than you may imagine.
You are more than just travelers, you are also powerful agents for positive change.
Recognise that travel is a privilege, not a right.
How can we leave a place better than we found it?
Support the communities that rely on tourism with $2,000 spending money from World Nomads.
Book your next adventure with a $2,000 travel voucher from B-Corp certified tour operator OneSeed Expeditions.
Meet the world with $500 worth of accommodation credit from Hostelworld.
Eat, drink and cook on the go with $300 worth of sustainable and functional products from Light My Fire.
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We believe your mindset, choices and purchases can have a big impact on people and places when you travel.
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