Lonely Planet’s Responsible Travel Site

code-green.jpg“Today there’s no way of avoiding the importance of travelling responsibly,” say Lonely Planet guidebook publishers Tony and Maureen Wheeler. To promote awareness of travellers’ impact on the places they visit, they have created a “Responsible Travel” Web site.

In May, they published “Code Green.” The book is an alert to the need for change in the way we travel, the publishers say. It draws together almost 100 responsible travel experiences from across the planet, from budget backpacking to serious luxury, all linked by three defining principles; tread lightly on the environment, immerse yourself in the culture and have a positive economic benefit for the local community. I haven’t had a chance to review it yet, but plan to soon.