With great travel comes,
“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”
“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
“Take only memories, leave only footprints.”
Transform your travel
Changing the way we travel and consume culture is not only necessary because of COVID-19, but also for the good of the planet. After a year that upended the tourism industry and foisted change upon it, there are promising signs that a finer balance can be struck.
With a slightly more considered approach, tourists, locals, and the planet stand to benefit. But the industry as a whole needs a rethink across many levels. My intent will be to educate you on responsible tourism and navigate you to think about how to be a responsible traveller and reduce your negative impact on the world.
Stepping outside your comfort zone isn’t easy. There are way too many changes that one has to be prepared to deal with. Especially if you are an urban teenager, travelling to a new place, with a new set of people who you haven’t met before. It’s too much to ask for, isn’t it? A new place means new people, unfamiliar cuisine, language, weather conditions and a new set of rules and customs to keep in mind! It’s not easy…
Being socially and culturally aware when you travel (i.e. use more common sense people!), understanding your affect on the places you visit and trying to make that affect a positive one. That's it! Not so complicated right? Imagine if even just a fraction of those 1.5 billion travelers made a few small changes to the way they view their travels and how they interact with the cultures they visit. It could change the world it such an amazingly positive way.
Today there are 1.5 billion travellers across the world. Just a fraction of them or rather a negligible fraction of these travellers understand the cruciality of responsible tourism and a handful of them put them into action. Post pandemic, we set out to break away from the routine, unleash the wanderlust, to pave a way for our free spirit, blinded by our passion. We fail to realise in this fervour to travel, we are being irresponsible with our travel and to the destinations travelled.
The travel transformers
it truly becomes… travel that transforms.