The importance of sustainable tourism

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Do you are familiar with the words sustainable tourism, responsible tourism or eco-tourism? We tell you in today’s post!

 

With 1.2 billion tourists worldwide, the tourism sector is an unavoidable activity of the world economy. If we also add that we are increasingly aware of the scope and responsibility of our actions in society, it is normal to see a real rise of a new type of tourism: sustainable, fair and supportive tourism.

 

But what exactly is sustainable tourism?

Sustainable tourism simply means travelling with respect for harmony between people, cultures and the environment. In this way we encourage discovery and exchange, participating in an ethical way in local development.

At Moneytrans we make over 300 trips a year to all 5 continents, and we take this balance very seriously. You want to know how? Follow us!

 

-Make sure you choose your transportation well.

You must take this into account both to get to your destination and to move once you are there. At Moneytrans, we recommend walking or cycling whenever possible. It is a beautiful way to admire and appreciate everything around us without polluting the environment.

 

-Enjoy the technology!

A long time ago we had to unfold a huge map to know how to get to our destination. Smartphones and tablets have opened up a world of possibilities. Use them whenever possible to avoid excessive paper consumption and minimize the negative impact on the environment. Avoid printing your airline tickets and use interactive maps whenever possible.

At Moneytrans we invest in technology to make people’s lives easier, that’s why we’ve created our new money transfer app, so you don’t waste time or generate paper when sending money to your loved ones. If you are abroad it is no longer an excuse to remember your family and help the environment.

 

-Excessive energy consumption is not just an economic concern.

When we travel we are particularly inclined to forget this detail. Sometimes we think that, having paid for everything, it makes no difference whether we consume more or less water or electricity. Big mistake.

The loss of energy is very damaging to the place we visit. So don’t spend more than you need!

 

-Betting on local retailing.

Working with local companies, we are responsible tourists. In this way we support the economy of the region and promote the employability of the inhabitants.

As far as we are concerned, we have made it a habit to bring a souvenir for our team from every place we visit, often bought in local markets. We also always prefer local gastronomy to multinational restaurants: experience and authenticity are guaranteed!

If you prefer to use your card when paying, because you prefer not to carry cash with you, Moneytrans offers you the possibility of using our new EasyCard, a prepaid MasterCard. It works like a normal card and can be used at any retailer in the world that accepts MasterCard, but with the benefits of not being linked to a bank account, activating it is completely free, and you can reload it whenever and wherever you want with the money you want to carry.

 

-Become an adventurer and explorer…. Get out of the marked paths.

New 3.0 platforms are emerging such as U2GUIDE, a collaborative and supportive travel site that brings together local guides, alternative travel agencies and travelers to transform travel into a truly human experience.

After 2 years of existence, the U2GUIDE community already has around 100,000 members and 15,000 guides worldwide.

 

-Please take care of the environment.

Do not soil or throw objects or papers on the floor. Do not pull up plants, or abuse or mistreat the animals around you. Be respectful of the fauna and flora of each place you visit.

 

At Moneytrans, our mentality is summed up perfectly in Alexandra David Neel’s quote: “Travelling without knowing the other is not travelling, it is moving”.

 

So… are you ready for the big adventure?

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