Promoting Sustainable Travel
There is no denying that travel has a huge impact on our natural
environment and becomes evident when the level of visitor use is greater than
the environments ability to cope with it. The idea behind ecotourism is to make
sure that travel does not have a lasting negative impact on any destination,
disrupting the balance of its ecosystems and therefore destroying it for future
generations. Ecotourism is defined
as "responsible travel to
natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the
local people, and involves interpretation and education" (TIES, 2015).
This is something that True Adventure feel incredibly strongly about. Being a
company that frequently provides young people with fantastic opportunities to
travel to some of the world’s most biodiverse-rich locations, it is important
that ecotourism is taken into consideration in order to make sure that we have
as little impact as possible.