As a tourist, you also have some responsibilities towards the city that you’re visiting, the people, and its environment. The list below includes ways of how you can be a responsible tourist during your stay in Malta:
- Respect the local culture and customs. Malta has a rich history and unique cultural traditions, so take the time to learn about them and show respect for the local way of life.
- Reduce your environmental impact by being mindful of your energy and water usage: Turn off lights and electronics when you leave the room by removing the key card from the control switch. Conserve water by limiting your shower time and by not requesting fresh towels and bed linen every day unless necessary.
- Avoid single-use plastic by using re-usable water bottles during your excursions.
- Support the local economy by buying local products and dining at local restaurants. This will not only provide an authentic experience but also contribute to the local economy.
- Choose sustainable transportation options such as walking, biking, or taking public transportation instead of renting a car. This will help reduce your carbon footprint and also give you a chance to explore Malta more authentically.
- Be mindful of the natural surroundings and wildlife. Avoid littering and respect the natural habitats of animals and plants.
- Consider joining a local community event or volunteer program to give back to the community during your stay.
- Finally, be a responsible tourist by leaving the places you visit in better condition than you found them. This includes disposing of waste properly, respecting historical sites and monuments, and avoiding behaviors that can damage the local environment or culture.