Ethical tourism is all about the consequences of your activities after your visit to a specific place. A tourist must think of the activities that he/she is performing in the place that they visit. These activities have a great impact on the life of the locals living there. Therefore, a person must be careful about his activities. Ethical tourism is getting importance day by day and tourists are raising campaigns pf awareness to let the people know about benefits that they could provide to the place. Ethical tourism demands respect for the place they visit. Following are the things that you must know about ethical tourism:
- Try to use the local language:
Speaking the local language of the place is a sign of respect towards the locals living there. In addition, a smile and a kind gesture towards them fill up their hearts with pleasure. Try to be kind and show good behavior towards them. If you do not the local language of that place, try to learn a few phrases like ‘hello’, ‘thank you’, or ‘sorry’. It would be easy for you to live there.
- Find out about the local culture of that place:
Before going to any visit take into account the culture and traditions of that place. You must know about the weather, clothing, and the other things that you could require at that place. It provides you with easy to manage in that culture. The dress code is very important. Like if they wear half sleeves, you must try to pack clothes with half sleeves. Show respect to their religion and traditions.
- Try something new:
Not all the things that are running in your mind are the perfect ones. You must explore new food to eat and new places to visit. Give it a go! You never know what thing suits your taste. Sometimes it does happen that the things the locals love to experience there, seems out to be strange for you. At least you must try things and have new experiences.
- Look after the environment:
While going for a trip try to choose eco-friendly transport to that place. Must check out the transport, which would be environmentally friendly. This alternative helps the conservation of the environment. Also make sure that whatever place you visit, take out your rubbish along with you. Do not let any waste in that place, as it will be uncomfortable for the locals and other visitors visiting that place.
- Left out the wild animals in the wild:
This activity could somehow save the lives of endangered animals. So try to avoid buying things that are made from shells, corals, or furs. The manufacturing of these things could be done by physically harming or killing the species. So try your best of not harming the animals indirectly and do not create any tourism threats in that place. People must have awareness about this, as the small concern can save the life of the animals.
Therefore, these things must be kept in mind to raise awareness regarding ethical tourism.