We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
We’ve all seen the ubiquitous photos of our friends (or Facebook acquaintances) posing with tigers in Thailand or riding elephants at Angkor Wat or in India. But what has become known as “animal tourism” isn’t always ethical as some animals are kept in poor conditions, underfed and used solely for tourism purposes. Airbnb is working to combat these potentially harmful activities by offering experiences to their customers, but only those that promote ethical practices for the animals.
With an eye on environmentally friendly travel, travelers don’t always know where to start on their mission to lessen their impact. Instead, travelers want companies to offer solutions they can incorporate into trips. According to Booking.com's 2019 Sustainable Travel Report, 71 percent of travelers think travel companies should offer consumers more sustainable travel choices. Almost half of the travelers surveyed admitted they find it hard to make sustainable choices on vacation.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TRAVEL WITH PURPOSE? Does it mean you want to do more than just flock around like all the other tourists? In addition to seeing the beauty and history of a foreign land, you can become involved with local communities and get an extraordinary cultural experience. If that is what you are looking for, consider spending some or all of your trip volunteering in one of the thousands of opportunities available worldwide.