People booking holidays this summer and taking cheap flights to India should take care to look after the country they are visiting, one travel expert has claimed.
Holidaymakers should consider looking into eco-tourism options when booking flights to India, for example, one guidebook author has stated.
Jeremy Smith, editor for Rough Guides, explained that people are becoming more environmentally aware in their every day lives and should ensure that they extend this mentality to include travel.
“We’re still in someone else’s home even if we’re not in our own home and we have a responsibility, therefore, to the world to ensure that we protect it and after it,” he said.
Research published by the Co-operative Bank in December revealed that spending on eco-tourism has dramatically increased over the last decade.
It found that £1.7 billion was spent in the industry in 2008, compared with £175 million in 1999.
Mr Smith pointed out that by engaging with eco-tourism, travellers can preserve their favourite spots to visit again and again, rather than returning to find them over-developed or destroyed.