5 responsible tourism practices to apply on your next business trip

Traveling implies strengthening ties not only with the inhabitants of the place but with their economic cycle.

The year 2019 was the best year in the history of the tourism industry by accounting for a record 4,276,146 . 

In that sense, when tourism is massive, although it benefits the country’s economy, it can also be a threat when it is not practiced responsibly. 

PLAN AND ORGANIZE

Sometimes, business trips can be a bit unforeseen, but if it is not the case, planning them in advance allows you to ensure a stay in a place according to your needs: quality accommodation, availability of services and good location, which will greatly avoid measure to pay inflated prices before the demand originated by the urgency.

USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

If work activities only allow you to travel through a small part of the city while visiting offices, using public transport will allow you to get out of the work bubble and experience the dynamics of life in a different society.

Researching public transport means in any city in the world is as easy as asking Google how to get there, so you have to give up on renting a car or using a taxi and opt for urban transport. You can also choose clean mobility alternatives such as renting a bicycle or electric skateboard that are very easy to access in cities such as Bogotá or Medellín.

5 responsible tourism practices to apply on your next business trip

BE DIGITAL

What is intended is to reduce the environmental impact by using the mobile device to carry the necessary documents for the trip and support of travel expenses such as boarding pass, proof of reservations, invoices, etc. Avoiding the printing of documents at all times to reduce the use of paper is a practice that should be applied not only within the office, but to adopt it as a lifestyle.

CARE FOR NATURE

In the care of nature, one of the issues of growing concern is climate change derived among other activities of the use and abuse of non-renewable energy. In this sense, it is recommended to minimize the use of plastic, create awareness for the reuse of waste, ration available drinking water and promote ecological awareness among the work team. In the case of travel, during the stay it is essential to dispense with the electric light when it is not necessary as well as disconnect from the electric current all those devices that are not useful, with these actions it has a positive impact on the preservation of the natural resources.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Traveling implies strengthening ties not only with the inhabitants of the place but with their economic cycle, consuming the products and services of the area and activating its economy generates benefits that are reflected in better services, greater hospital capacity and excellent environment for tourism promotion.

Following these good practices when you travel will not only guarantee an enriching experience for your personal growth, but you will be supporting the development and economic growth of the place you are staying.

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