Why is sustainable tourism crucial for Southeast Asia?
The versatility and uniqueness of Southeast Asian destinations can’t be overlooked. Exotic nature sites in one place, and stunning fast-rising skyscrapers in another can’t but magnetize thousands and millions of tourists. The increasingly growing tourism sector without doubt has its benefits for the countries’ economy, but, unfortunately, not for the environment. Remember that famous beach in Thailand, in the film with Leonardo Di Caprio? Today, you won’t see the same scenery. To be exact, you won’t see it at all. The beach has recently been shut down due to severe environmental damage caused by millions of tourists who have brought tons of litter to the site.
This is just the tip of an iceberg – if we don’t change the way we travel, soon there will be no beaches or jungles. If you do not wish to end up hiking on the mountains of landfill rubbish, and want to help our planet, keep reading this guide to sustainable tourism.