Listen Now: Travel Politely
Your money might be a welcome sight when you travel but that doesn’t mean you are.
Tourists are a vital part of a country’s economy pouring millions of dollars into local businesses. Unfortunately along with a travel budget they come with crowded streets, traffic jams and rude behavior. In some cases people in cities such as Venice and Barcelona are protesting against tourists and asking the government to close the country’s door to them.
So in order to make sure you’re welcome back to your favorite destination Treehugger.com has put together a list of six travel tips to make the locals hate you less. For example, go for as long as possible. While you might only get a few weeks of vacation a year, make the most of it. You should stay long enough in a place to make a couple friends.
Next up is choose your accommodations carefully. Seek out small inns or bed and breakfasts owned by locals. For more tips that will get you welcomed back with open arms click the link below. And pack a good attitude.
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CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.