The list of benefits of travel is exhaustive. Travel is enlightening, liberating, rejuvenating, rejuvenating, liberating.
Before the world of travel, the Booking.com Sustainable Travel Report 2021 reveals that travelers are more committed than ever to doing so mindfully, with 88 percent of Indian travelers stating that the pandemic has influenced them to want to travel more sustainably in the future and 56 percent of Indian travelers admitting that the pandemic has shifted their attitude to make positive changes in their everyday lives, such as recycling.
Workation, Staycation, Backpacking, Solo Travel, and other travel methods have made their way into the English vernacular. There is a whole generation of young people deviating from the traditional job route and venturing into uncharted territory.
Many professionals choose to travel and work from different locations by staying in Home Stays, Hostels, or Service Apartments. Many have resigned from their well-paying professions and taken a sabbatical while opting for a staycation to find themselves and invest their time learning a new skill set and deciding where they want to continue their career.
Sustainability is as essential in travel as any other aspect of life. Sustainable tourism in India is critical for preserving and improving natural and cultural assets while supporting local economic prosperity. It is also necessary to protect the environment so that future generations can enjoy the country’s bounty. Many sustainable travel locations in India have created and taken substantial steps towards encouraging sustainable travel throughout the years. We at Business Outreach are devoted to highlighting these in our endeavors.
The travel industry, like travelers, is growing, but there is a bright side. The recent trend of sustainable community hostels and eco stays has given us new hope and a solution to our current difficulties.
These community spaces and eco-friendly accommodations in India are made of mud, stone, or wood, promoting indigenous architecture. They support organic farming and use corrective methods such as solar power panels to generate electricity and rainwater collection, to mention a few. Because it is produced using local farm goods, the food served in these environmental spaces is more hygienic and healthier.
These eco-friendly establishments are managed by locals or young people who care about the environment. They intend to create a venue where people from all walks of life may come together to help the cause of sustainable development, save native flora and fauna, and learn about local culture and traditions.
The travel and tourism industry now accounts for 10% of global GDP and employs one out of ten people worldwide.
As tourism becomes a more significant part of a country’s economy, the industry and government must collaborate to ensure that tourism is healthy, sustainable, and beneficial to residents. Since champions of the sustainable travel movement, we should pay special attention to women, youth, and residents of non-urban areas. The sharing economy offers an ideal opportunity to upskill and mainstream these populations through sustainable income aid. Fostering house-sharing via fair, transparent, and progressive policies and creating high standards for self-regulation by players in the travel sector may be critical to promoting sustainable travel.
In India, we’ve seen house-sharing open up new economic opportunities and spread the benefits of tourism to individuals who may not have benefitted otherwise.