Take a look at this useful travel guide for the eco-conscious
The Eco-Conscious Travel Guide is a timely, accessible and comprehensive companion for any eco-globetrotter.
According to a consumer survey reported by GlobalData, 35% of travellers globally are likely to book eco-tourism holidays in 2022.
Eco-tourism, in a nutshell, is travelling with the aim to not cause direct or indirect damage to local communities, economies and environments and instead enhance or protect them. This could include aims to –
Protect natural environments
Benefit local economies
Empower local communities
Create authentic relationships
Conserve local cultural and biological diversity
Minimally impact local natural resources
From coastal to cultural, mountainous to mouth-watering, within there are 30 themed routes you can hop on and hop off at any point contained within TheEco-Conscious Travel Guide.
This movement is both being embraced by travellers themselves but also various companies within the tourism industry. For example: minibus tour operator Rabbie’s taxes itself £10 for every tonne of carbon its trips produce, for every customer that books a trip with adventure holiday organiser Exodus (regardless of destination), 100 square metres of Italian Apennines land will be rewilded and travel agent Discover the World has launched 13 flight and car-free trips to the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, the Alps, and even the Arctic.
Consequently, The Eco-Conscious Travel Guide is a timely, accessible and comprehensive companion for the many travellers who post-lockdown are itching to get back to globetrotting but with a new mindset on doing so in an eco-conscious way.
Complied by Georgina Wilson-Powell travel editor and founder of pebble magazine, which focuses on stylish, sustainable living. Wilson-Powell is an expert on sustainable tourism, ethical fashion and plastic waste and advised the Duke of Sussex on his Travalyst launch last year and regularly gives talks championing eco travel to booking platforms and hotel groups all over the world. Georgina also launched Lonely Planet Traveller magazine into the Middle East and has written for several publications, including The Times, Monocle, USA Today, BBC Good Food and Time Out, to name a few.
Whether you have a long weekend or a fortnight to spare, The Eco-Conscious Travel Guide has plenty of no-fly European adventures to offer.