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A growing number of people want to travel in a sustainable way, but knowing the right choices to make can be a complex and confusing process. Which hotels are truly minimizing their impact on the environment and which ones are simply greenwashing? Which have fair labor practices and support the local culture and economy? When it comes to nature activities, which providers are devoted to conservation and not engaging in wildlife exploitation?

Travel advisors who take the time to research and vet suppliers can be of great service in guiding travelers toward responsible choices. With in-depth destination knowledge, advisors can also provide tips on using public transportation, exploring locally owned restaurants, and enjoying authentic cultural exchanges. The results are not only good for local communities and the environment but create better travel experiences.

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