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How To Be A Responsible Traveller?

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Holiday season is around the corner, offering endless possibilities for your next trip. Whether solo, or with families and friends, we all look forward to take some time out in planning for those amazing trips around these holidays.

However, often we end up spending and littering a lot over the wanderlust. Few simple measures can collectively make a huge difference on your wallet and environment. Here are some handy tips to become a more responsible and environment-friendly tourist:

how to be a responsible traveller

Don't Be A Litterbug: Packing reusable items will reduce the amount of trash one produces while travelling. We all love to stock up on our favourite snacks and drinks, but using refillable mugs and bottles can cut down on paper and plastic bottles you might end up throwing away.

Save Water: As tempting as it might be, taking shorter showers, turning off faucets while shaving, and brushing and reusing towels for multiple days will help reduce water wastage. Avoid using hotel laundry, as they typically wash each guest's laundry separately, besides having fewer items each time.

Leave No Trail Of Graffiti Or Garbage: We all end up ignoring the extra junk we leave around when on our family picnics or on guided tours. Honoring sanctity and hygiene of local monuments and tourist spots is not only a great way to keep the outdoors as beautiful but it also prevents wildlife from consuming garbage.

Buy Local: While buying local art and craft, read the label and ask questions regarding sources for those artifacts, as you don't want to end up having non-sustainable hardwoods, endangered species or ancient artifacts. It will discourage illegal poaching and you can still stand up against it by refusing to buy them. Also, buying local produce from a trustworthy source could be a refreshing change.

how to be a responsible traveller

Socializing Without Electronics: Packing some games for the trip, interacting with local communities to gain understanding of the local cultures, etc., will not only open your mind to another perspective but also make unforgettable memories to talk about, rather than just going up on social media.

Give Back: As a gesture, consider giving something back to the local society, such as extra clothes or supplies that you'd want to shed as an extra weight. Moreover, in the process, you'll get to interact and make memories over your trip that you can talk about, for years to come.

Making these small changes will not only dig lesser holes in your pockets, but also make a significant difference to the environment around you.

If you have shortlisted your destination, then the only thing left to do is to book your Ola Outstation cab and hit the road.

Ola Outstation provides excellent facilities for those long-road trips - like a comfortable car, a responsible driver, air-conditioned cars, free Wi-Fi during your trip and above all, affordable and upfront pricing.

You can choose to go cashless when you travel with Ola and make your journey easy and hassle free.

So, are your bags packed and ready?

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