Ethical issues can be handled with thorough preparation in advance of a trip.

Anyone who has taken advantage of cheap flights to India could follow the advice of one travel expert and take into account ethical issues during their trip.

Editor of Wanderlust Dan Linstead explained that there are various strands to consider for people who want to reduce the negative impact of their journey, ranging from supporting local businesses to visiting less well-known landmarks.

He pointed out that doing plenty of research before heading off is one of the most important things to do, adding that a good guidebook can be a valuable asset when it comes to preparing a memorable trip.

“Mass tourism often has negative consequences for both the physical environment – through pollution, litter, high water use, et cetera – and the overall ambience of a site,” the expert remarked.

His comments were made after Wanderlust unveiled its annual Endangered Destinations List, which this year included Borough Market in London and Beijing’s Hutongs.

Written by Erin Marshall

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