8 Ways to Be a More Responsible Traveler

 

Tourists Looking At Jeronimos Monastery

Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries — making up about 10 percent of global GDP, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council — and it shows no signs of slowing down.

But the economic boon that tourism brings can have detrimental effects on the people that live in popular destinations, and even on the destinations themselves. Around the world, tourists have driven up rents, disrespected sacred monuments, and even defiled monuments when they wanted to leave their mark.

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An eco-friendly holiday can also be budget-friendly: Here’s how

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If you’re a nature lover and ardent traveller, chances are, you’ve also considered sustainable tourism. But like many others, you may have been wary of the additional costs. For a long time, sustainable tourism has been inextricably linked with extravagant experiences or deemed as something that would require a compromise of personal comfort. But this is largely a misconception. “Sustainable practices don’t necessarily call for higher expenses and compromise on comfort is a subjective matter,” says Karan Anand, Head, Relationships, Cox & Kings.

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Berlin emerges as the number one city in the world to work while you travel

A new report by PeoplePerHour has revealed the capital city of Germany as the top spot for ‘digital nomads’ to earn a living while travelling. The study takes into account things like the number of co-working spaces, monthly salaries, the overall cost of living, visa requisites and crime rates.

View all Top 5 Cities here: Berlin emerges as the number one city in the world to work while you travel