Welcome to another edition of Responsible Traveller.

In this edition we get off the beaten track and show that great experiences
can be had without contributing to over-tourism at iconic, popular sites and

Experience the wonderful city of Bangkok differently – as the locals do… take commuter trains, buses and water taxis, walk side streets and alleyways, visit local temples and little known sites and eat where the locals eat. Some of this exploring we do on our own and the rest is with local operator Local Alike who are committed to uplifting communities and providing guests with extraordinary and memorable experiences.

We go beyond the beaches in Mauritius and explore this Indian Ocean Island like a local with Attitude Hotels and take the path less travelled in the KwaZulu-Natal and explore lesser known beach, bush, battlefields and ‘berg destinations. Learn about whales and the routes they travel with Dyer Island Cruises, about the importance of connecting with locals with Duara Travels, how luxury and sustainability can work together with Holbox in Yucatan Peninsula and why Colombia should be on your 2020 travel list.

But as always, the responsibility of being a responsible traveller lies ultimately with the person travelling and the choices they make. Let’s ‘be the difference’ in 2020 – choose to not waste water, to switch off when you leave the room, to stay, shop, experience and eat local… and to search for the off the beaten track sites and experiences. This all goes a long way in conserving the planet and helps to provide employment, contribute to the local economy and make a difference in people’s lives. By choosing to have conversations with locals and experiencing the ‘real’ destination, you add value and return home with irreplaceable memories.

Enjoy the read… and be the difference.

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