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Sustainable tourism is catching up in India, courtesy millennials

But things may be changing for the better: more millennials are opting for ‘greener’ holidays, and many resorts, homestays and hotels across the country from Gir and Bandhavgarh to Andamans and Kerala are working to build a conscious client base.

By Varuni Khosla and Sreeradha D Basu, |Updated: November 15, 2019, 11.11PM IST
Tourists often ignore, or don’t realise, the impact they leave on the environment and local community of their destinations — like, for example, how the plastic bottles and earbuds they throw away choke marine life or pollute the soil as they take up to 400 years to decompose. But things may be changing for the better: more millennials are
“India is a big market and a country rich in culture and art, something that would definitely appeal to the kind of sustainability conscious traveller we speak to and we are considering India as a viable country to come to,” said Emanuele Dal Carlo, founder of Fairbnb. The organisation gives back 50% of its earnings to the local community.

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