Visitors’ Guidelines for Sustainable Tourism

Tourism is today recognized as a social phenomenon that brings mankind closer to different social values, cultural heritage and customs. Responsible tourism development imbibes the values of recognizing the sustainability of natural resources and the socio-cultural spirit of the land. Voyage By Me has inculcated several measures to be followed by tourists to preserve nature and culture.

  • Be aware of the feelings of other people, preventing what might be offensive behavior on your part. Inquire before photographing people, respect their privacy.

  • Appreciate the local culture and respect the diverse religious and social customs. Be polite to the native people and appreciate their traditions.

  • Be aware of the criminal nature of commercial, sexual or any other form of exploitation and harassment, particularly of children and adolescents.

  • Appreciate the differences rather than the similarities, stimulate dialogue between cultures. Realize that often the people in the country you visit have different concepts and thought patterns than your own.

  • Learn a few basic words of greetings and polite phrases in the native language before your visit.

  • Acquaint yourself with local customs; local people will be happy to help you.

  • Observe the local laws and codes of the land.

  • Please do not take away things from natural and historical landmarks that are not legally permissible or might be protected.

  • Do not buy products made from endangered plants or species.

  • Please avoid littering public places, consider the environment and always use the recycle bins.

  • Stimulate local craftsmanship and purchase local souvenirs such as woodcarvings, embroidery, pottery, knitwear, wine, souvenir dolls, icons, etc.

  • Conserve energy by minimizing the use of fans, lights, etc when possible.

  • Avoid overuse, wastage and pollution of water, contributing to the global conservation of water resources.

  • Please feel free to donate, thus encouraging the efforts for cultural conservation.

  • Act as an example for other travelers that are less informed than you are.

Thank you for your attention!

Team Voyage By Me