“While until a few years ago the concept of holidays was still linked to extravagance, relaxation and careless times, nowadays more and more travellers understand the importance of making responsible choices when it comes to travel, whether it’s a work or a fun trip. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council, GSTC, listed out all the certifications for accommodations that travellers may seek when booking a place. Whether in the wildest nature or in the metropolitan city, the accommodation is what makes the difference, as it will be your place for the whole staying” says Eleonora Recchi, sustainability professional at Eco-age. Her work experience and her private life brought her all over the world and made her realize that sustainable tourism is possible, and maybe funnier than a mere superficial experience.
According to travelpulse, when booking a trip 86% of millennials would rather consider a travel agency which is willing to offer more sustainable options. Among those, Book Different, GreenPearls and Ecobnb are alternative platforms where accommodations, from luxury hotels to hostels and private houses, are sourced and ranked in terms of the least consumption, environmental impact and other eco-friendly criteria.
Here Recchi gives us some inspiration for when we will go back to normality. With a list of 5 must see places and multiple experiences, these countries will soon occupy the first spots on your bucket list for sustainable tourism.