As humans, we are fortunate to explore and enjoy the Earth, but it is our responsibility to preserve it for future generations. Tourism is based on the environment, and even the simplest forms of tourism consume natural resources. As travellers, we should be aware of the positive and negative aspects of tourism and understand its impact on the environment.
Managing the destruction caused by tourism is essential, and understanding the actual destruction or refurbishments caused by tourism toward the environment is crucial. Resistance and resilience are the two major aspects to consider in tourism and the environment. Resistance refers to the tolerance of a particular site, and resilience refers to the ability to recover from the loss or change that occurs. Being mindful to leave no trace while experiencing nature is crucial, such as watching our steps and sticking to the path. Using natural materials to protect and preserve these spaces is also important. Any advantages we take today will have a lasting impact on the earth, and sometimes it takes thousands of years to recover from that damage, if at all.
While traveling, it is important to follow our hearts and desires, but also to do some research, stick to maps, and be prepared before entering a new region. We should be aware of the weather, potential risks, and other guidelines to keep ourselves safe and prepared for any unexpected events. Following fire and waste guidelines while visiting campsites and communities is essential, and as responsible travellers, we should understand that these rules are in place to keep us safe and protect the areas. Seeking help from a local if we are unsure about any etiquette of the community is also a good idea. By being mindful of our impact and following guidelines, we can enjoy and explore the earth responsibly and leave it unspoiled for future generations.