The Sri Lankan travel industry is always evolving in keeping with the growing trends of responsible travel. Read on to uncover the latest in sustainable travel on the island.
What is Sustainable Travel?
Beyond reducing your carbon footprint, sustainable travel can be defined as socially, economically and environmentally conscious tourism. This means striking a balance between the present needs of the travellers as well as the future opportunities of the trade.
Travel Industry in Sri Lanka
The rise of sustainable travel is evident all across the tourism industry in Sri Lanka. Hotels, hostels, and all forms of accommodation to travel agents and guides to decision-makers in the industry such as Heritance Corporate are all keen to offer tourists sustainable travel options.
Some Features of Sustainable Travel
Some of the notable features of sustainable travel are a focus on the preservation of local cultures and the conservation of nature and wildlife. Sustainable tourism strives to consider the social impact of the local community along with an agenda to reduce the carbon footprint.