The 2019 Tynemouth Summit encourages volunteers and tourists to join hundreds of clean-ups around the country. As the coastline continues to suffer from pollution, they appeal to thousands of visitors to ensure they’re not leaving litter on the beaches. It is fundamental when traveling, to follow and respect the rules put in place.
While exploring new destinations is rejuvenating, a traveler has to conduct proper behaviors when visiting new places. Here are some of the travel etiquette you need to follow when you’re traveling:
- Don’t Litter
Not only when you’re traveling, but littering has never been a proper thing to do. You have to pick your trash and put it in the appropriate place. At least while you’re enjoying your trip, you can also preserve the environment while you’re at it. There are no countries that would allow or adore a visitor with no respect for their surroundings. Follow the rules and guidelines of the country’s waste management.
- Try To Learn The Language And Custom
You don’t have to join a language course before you travel, but a simple translation to the words like “hello” or “nice meeting you” to the place you’re visiting will suffice. You also have to be mindful of the way the site greets each other. Some countries prefer bowing, shaking hands, or kisses on the cheek when greeting, while some don’t even do physical contact. In this way, you will understand certain gestures and not get surprised by it.
- Dress Appropriately
When traveling, you have to be respectful of the culture of the place you’re visiting. One factor in this is appropriately dressing, depending on their tradition. Try to wear clothes that are as close as the locals or cover up the knees and elbows to be sure. If you want to know more, you can ask the people around you or conduct a quick search on the internet.
- No Matter What, Be Polite
Remember that you’re a visitor and be courteous when you’re interacting with the locals. People would always want to engage with a friendly person, so be polite no matter what. For example, if you don’t like the food put in your table, don’t show your disgust and try to eat a small bite. In some cases, insulting their food may mean insulting their culture. So be wary.