Tourism has become one of the most important sectors in the world, generating a trillion dollars annually. Beyond our personal experience, the destination we choose to travel is affected economically and politically. Therefore, it is important to choose the place we are going to travel well, especially if we want to help change the world for the better. The organization Ethical Travel, in charge of promoting ethical and responsible tourism, draws up a list of ethical destinations every year after analyzing the conservation of the environment, human rights, social welfare and the protection of animals from different corners of the planet.
Actually, the selected locations are the ones doing the most impressive work on these subjects. What the organization intends is to promote travel to these nations to influence them financially and, thus, reward good works and support best practices. Of course, these are destinations with a lot to offer. In addition, it is important to note that this organization belonging to the NGO Earth Island Institute does not accept money or donations from nations, governments, travel agencies or individuals in the creation of the list, which implies greater freedom. Do you want to discover the 10 most ethical destinations of 2016? Well join us!
The first destination that Ethical Travel recommends us is Cape Verde, a small island nation located off the northwest coast of the African continent. This territory is not only at the forefront of protection Marine, but in renewable energy; in the fight against hunting and beach pollution; and in gender equality.
We also have to tell you about Dominica, an island and republic of America that, among other things, has a good system of Health public. It is important to note that it has reached 94% literacy, among many other achievements.
Another proposal of the organization is the small island country of Granada, which is striving to recover the reefs coral, in addition to the fight against climate change.
Micronesia (Federated States)
Ethical Travel also proposes us to travel to the Federated States of Micronesia, which aims to achieve that 20% of energy comes from renewable sources by 2020. It also greatly protects its natural spaces.
In the fifth position in the list we find Mongolia, a country that bets on energies renewable and the protection of the territory. Furthermore, it is important to note that it has a really low employment rate and that it has made a lot of progress in social matters.
From Asia we moved to South America, where the sixth destination on the list is located: Panama. This country has not only doubled efforts in reforestationIt has also made a lot of progress in social matters, work and animal welfare.
We also have to talk to you about Samoa, which is seventh on the list thanks, among other things, to the fact that this Pacific island nation plans to generate 100 of its electricity from sources. renewable.
In eighth position we find Tonga, a territory very aware of the rights LGTB. Furthermore, 99% of its inhabitants know how to read and write.
Another place they recommend us is Tuvalu, which is dedicating a lot of effort to the fight against change. climate and against domestic violence.
Finally, we have to talk about Uruguay, a country that is very advanced in energy green. Furthermore, they are actively fighting against school failure and in favor of animal rights.
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- Dominica, Granada, Micronesia, Mongolia, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu