– Help to protect the environment and precious natural resources
– Help to protect endangered plant and animal species
– Help families that live in holiday destinations to earn a fair living from tourism
– Help ensure that local cultures and traditions thrive
Plus you can help to keep holiday special for generation to come.
BEFORE YOU GO
Start enjoying your holiday before you go, your welcome will be warmer if you take an interest and speak a few simple phrases in the local language.
How are you? Apa kabar?
Thank you – Terima kasih
See you again – Sampai jumpa lagi
Good morning – Selamat pagi
Good afternoon – Selamat siang
Good evening – Selamat sore
Good night – Selamat malam
As well as using water and energy sparingly, please help to reduce waste by using cloth bags instead of plastic, and re-using plastic cups and water bottles.
Buying locally-made souvenirs, eating and drinking at local bars, cafes and restaurants and taking excursions using local guides are great ways to get more out of your holiday and ensure local people benefit from your stay.
RESPECT THE LOCAL CULTURE AND TRADITIONS
Dress and act appropriately for the place that you are visiting – do a little background reading before you go away or ask your holiday rep for advice.
When you buy local souvenirs, always be sure to bargain with good humour and bear in mind that a small cash saving to you could be a significant amount of money to the seller.
Please don’t buy products made from endangered or wild animals and plants including coral, shells, starfish, horns, teeth and animal skins and fur.
If in doubt, don’t buy.
Adopted from http://www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk