EasyWays kicks off 2018 with a commitment to increase support for sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism, we always want to encourage eco-friendly holidays.
This extremely important cause in modern, sustainable tourism needs our collective support. Therefore we are introducing a Voluntary Contribution Scheme as a gesture towards a more eco-friendly holiday!
Over the past 20 years we have all witnessed the unbelievable growth of walking holidays. To support this development, the condition of the routes requires constant attention. The EasyWays scheme addresses this through a small, optional contribution that we will forward to the Official Route Operators at the end of each walking season.
EasyWays New Year’s Resolution
Around the world every country wants their tourism industry to flourish however the number of people travelling is dramatically affecting the natural landscapes. There needs to be some level of responsibility and VisitScotland’s Sustainable Tourism has lots of information.
Voluntary Contribution Scheme
In 2017 EasyWays piloted the Voluntary Contribution Scheme on the Fife Coastal Path and it proved very successful! This trial was a part of Fife’s Big Green Footprint and the proceeds were passed on to the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust. Based on this success we have decided to extend the scheme to all EasyWays UK walks with a suggested donation of £5 per person.
Fife’s Big Green Footprint Scheme
Each year in Fife thousands of visitors come to the coast and countryside for relaxing and idyllic holidays however there is a heavy impact on our natural environment. Their scheme was created in order for visitors to give something back. For more information see here.
An Eco-Friendly Holiday with EasyWays
So there you have it. A little goes a long way and if we can collectively do our bit towards putting something back, it will make 2018 a year of change for walking in Scotland.
Here’s our Most Recent Newsletter if you are hoping to plan a walking holiday next year and in search of some inspiration.