Travel Without a Trace: The Growing Popularity of Sustainable Tourism

According to a recent survey, more than half of 32,000 global travelers say they are likely to choose a destination based on its social and environmental impact. This trend is referred to as sustainable tourism, and Ismat Mangla, a reporter for International Business Times, says there’s more to it than “just going green.”

“The idea of sustainable travel is basically when you travel, you are aiming to preserve the environment, the culture, the local economy of the place that you’re visiting,” says Mangla, who covers travel and recently wrote on the topic. “We’re seeing people care about it a lot more these days.” Although sustainable tourism has been around for a while, it’s seen a boom in recent years — and that boom is coming at the perfect time.

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