Ecotourism Our responsibility Part 2
What do you of when you hear the word “ Ecotourism ”?
A ban on flights? Working on hippie farms?
While flying isn’t good for our climate, ecotourism is more about the destination and the impact of it and it’s people.
The definition of ecotourism is “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” (TIES, 1990)
Structural and global responsibility
To put the responsibility on individuals is not always fair. It would be great if politicians and other world influencers would use their power to put their foot down and set some rules and demands. So that ecotourism becomes the foundation of tourism, and not a niche of the industry.
It should also be obligatory for the companies who sell charter trips to inform their customers, the tourists, about how to act respectfully and to encourage them to go to restaurants outside of the resort and support the local shops as well.
It is also time for our world leader to invest in our future and our planet and put in more resources to come up with more eco friendly transportations. To have fast but affordable options that does not ruin our environment.
Something that I, apart from many others, don’t agree on in this debate is to increase the prices of plane tickets. I mean sure, that you can buy plane tickets for 1€ is ridiculous, but if the prices rise, that will make traveling more of a luxury than it already is, and traveling will be something only the rich can afford, and I do not like the idea of the gap between classes increase even more.