Welcome to another edition of Responsible Traveller.

It is with much pleasure that I write this… travel is at last beginning to open up and soon we’ll be travelling again. Keeping in mind all the safety precautions and regulations that are expected of us, remembering to #BeTravelWise 

In this edition we explore beach and bush – from the stunningly beautiful beaches in Thailand at Robinson Club Khao Lak, Thavorn Resorts in Phuket and go barefoot luxury at Zeavola Resort on Phi Phi Island. Locally, I stroll a remote stretch of beach on the Mozambique mainland – courtesy of MSC Orchestra and then grab my binoculars and camera for a safari experience at Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park. I get excited about the Babanango Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal that is committed to conservation and community.

Check out the humpback dolphins of Gansbaai on an ocean safari, and learn why conservation has become more about people than animals. Catch up on other conservation news as well as some exciting new tourism offerings – just to whet your appetite for travel.

But as always, the responsibility of being a responsible traveller lies ultimately with the person travelling and the choices they make. In this ‘post’ Covid era, let’s keep making a difference in people’s lives, at home and when we travel. Remember to stay, shop, experience and eat local and to search for the off the beaten track sites and experiences – many small businesses are depending on you. This all goes a long way in helping to provide employment, contributing to the local economy and making 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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