The Future of Conscious Travel
The future is bright for sustainable, responsible and conscious travel. We’re seeing more and more disrupters shaking up the status quo in their respective sectors, while consumers are demanding care, transparency and commitment to sustainable practices. The fact we’ve not been able to travel freely for two years means there is a pent-up wanderlust for the trip of a lifetime and meaningful, memorable experiences.
‘Travel has long been considered inherently good: It broadens horizons, fosters understanding, promotes cultural exchange and changes the traveller for the better. It is also an important economic driver in destinations around the world that provides jobs and, often, encourages conservation.’ – Hannah Sampson, The Washington Post
At Believe Hotel Group, we know that conscious travel is about environmental and social impact, which is why our founding pillars are rooted in these values. From finding the most sustainable solutions that we can, in order to support and preserve the island’s biodiversity as well as our local community here in Greece.
But it isn’t just about how we do things at BHG...
- As someone who travels, how committed are you to treading carefully, do you consider the impact you have when you travel?
- Do you consider mode of transport – rail vs fly; electric car rental?
Do you consider hotel operations waste or water management – dealing with food waste, water recycling?
Do you think about how island destinations deal with plastic waste generated by their guests – do you take your empty containers home when you leave?
Are you aware of how products used impact the environment and your personal health – chemicals in your product?
Do you consider your water or power usage – a new towel every day or leaving lights on unnecessarily?If considered, in even a small way, your contribution can lead to positive CHANGE.