Heard of the Global South?
The Global South is an emerging term used to refer mostly to countries of Africa, Latin America and developing Asia. As followers of the responsible travel trend, we need to be more considerate and extra-prepared when roaming the cities of these countries.
Before I dive into my 4 tips, I’d like to share a quick statistic with you that made me rethink my choices and interactions on my trips very early on in my travel days.
The money virtually leaves these countries through foreign-owned tour operators, hotels, airlines, imported foods and beverages, etc. This trend is called “tourism leakage” and results in no profit for local communities from tourism. This is just a brief of a major problem we are to solve.
And now, onto some quick and handy tips you could consider on a personal level.