3 tips to support local economy & culture
1. Favor local economies. Choose a local place to stay and to eat at instead of an international chain, shop locally produced goods to avoid long and bad transports. If the locals get a piece of the tourism income, it can even lead to strengthening nature preservation. A forest or a river that attracts visitors and income can gain even more powerful protection than laws and regulations.
2. Choose environmentally friendly accommodation and activities. Serious companies are certified and provide activities that minimize environmental stress. Visit Nature’s Best website for loads of certified companies and experiences to choose from.
3. Patronize local companies, guides and natives, by choosing their activities and guides you also get the chance to experience the way they see the land and culture. Also, try to look for authentic and locally produced souvenirs from renewable resources.
Source: Sjöström, Bodil, Johansson , Per, Persson, Mikael, 2007, Klimatsmart : din guide till en miljövänligare vardag