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10 tips for a responsible travel mode

1. Prepare your trip 

Do not forget that you are no longer at home but invited to the country! Find out about your destination and familiarize yourself with the rules, traditions and customs. Ask yourself about the meaning of your presence there. Ask your travel agent or your local contacts about what to do or avoid. Integrate the time factor in your program to allow you to soak up the local atmosphere and learn some words or phrases in the local language.

2. Focus on the least polluting modes of transport

The plane and the car are means of transport considerably polluting.
Take advantage of the train and public transport and if you use a long-haul flight, make it profitable by staying as long as possible on the spot.
You can also choose to offset your consumption in CO2!
During your stay, choose local transport that will allow you to exchange and interact with the locals.

3. Anticipate to stay healthy

In most host countries, health status and medical networks are not as good as at home. Ask about any medical precautions you should take before leaving and make arrangements to avoid disappointment on site. Finally, if your health is important that of the local population is just as important. Do not confuse tourism with medical procedure.

4. Promote fair and equitable eco-development

Tourism must contribute to economic and sustainable development and promote the social justice of local populations. Your presence can contribute through the purchase of handicrafts and local trade products. Apply the principles of fair trade and fair remuneration during your stay.

Consume locally and artisinal, choose local restaurants and buy souvenirs from local artisans.

5. Preserve the water resource

Water does not have the same value from one country to another, almost two thirds of the planet is sorely lacking. It is a precious resource that must be saved and respected.

6. Preserve local biodiversity and the environment

Tourism "feeds" on natural and cultural diversity. Preserve the natural spaces. Try to leave no trace of your passage (litter ...). Avoid picking up plants (flowers, seeds ...) or buying or bringing back animals.

Use ecological products (mineral sun cream, ecological soap ...). Ban the plastics of your travel bag.

Ban zoos, animal parks! Prefer natural parks or refuges / sanctuaries.

Choose non-polluting activities that respect the local biodiversity: hiking, climbing, visiting sites ... 

7. Stay tolerant 

The richness is in the difference. Be tolerant and understanding, respect the diversity of social and cultural practices. Avoid any behavior that may offend the local population.

8. Respect the right to the image

The relationship to the image is often very different from one culture to another; avoid photographing people without their consent.

9. Respect human rights

Human rights are not always respected and the uncontrolled development of tourism has sometimes led to some drifts. Make sure you always respect the rights of the men, women and children you meet. Make sure your presence is not the cause of abuse or abusive behavior. Stay alert and open your eyes.

10. Stay committed

Your commitment to respect fundamental values ​​to balance economic, social and environmental issues is a necessary condition to offer dignity to the greatest number; and for future generations to enjoy the same wealth we enjoy today.