You should look for a certificated lodging option if you want the most environmentally friendly option. There are numerous international ones, and each nation has its own unique certificate. Green Globe, Green Key, and ECOCamping are some of the most well-known ones for environmentally friendly lodging, mostly for camps. These authentications have severe models and include everything, from lodging the executives to water and power utilization.

One of the most stringent certifications is BIO HOTELS, which guarantees that everything you eat and drink during your stay is sustainable. In addition, Hostelling International has its own environmental certification, and the HI-Q&S certificate is awarded to the eco-friendly HI hostels. You can also offset your carbon footprint while staying at a hostel with Hostelling International. Here, you can learn more about it. Through this sustainability fund, donations are given to hostel projects that are good for the environment. Furthermore, that is not all. 10% off all HI hostel reservations is available to HI members. Here, you can learn more about it.

However, I do not recommend staying in huge hotel complexes that offer all-inclusive packages, which can be found all along the coasts, from the Caribbean to Thailand. They have a negative effect on the local environment and standard of living. Scientists have found that more than 80% of the money a tourist spends in the Caribbean goes somewhere other than the country they are visiting. This means that while tourists have a great time at private beaches and consume a lot of food and drink, the locals work hard and in bad conditions to make a pittance. Even in places where the two resources aren’t even available, tourists also consume a lot of energy and water.