The Coronavirus pandemic changed the travel industry overnight and it doesn’t seem like it will recover soon. The plus side, however, is the largest ever fall in CO2 emissions, according to CarbonBrief. We’re all eager to get to travel again, but we should be informed about how to do it more responsibly once the pandemic is over.
Support Local Communities
If you can, it’s always a good idea to support the locals who rely on tourism. Small local restaurants and food corners and family-run hotels are just some examples of businesses run by people who make your trips more convenient.
Reduce Carbon Footprint
When possible, avoid traveling by plane or driving a car. You can lower the CO2 emission by going to destinations closer than you, taking a train, or riding a bike more. When exploring a new city, do it on foot or rent a bike or electric scooter and help reduce carbon footprint.
Be Gentle with Animals
The lack of safari tourism is a good thing for African animals, but when things go back to normal, we should be extra careful about preserving their habitats while exploring these parts of the world. Seeing wildlife in person is always exciting, as long as we’re respectful guests.