Sustainable travel can refer to two similar travel concerns:
- Ecotourism — being mindful of the environmental impact & sustainability of travel. Ecotourism typically involves travel to environmentally-sensitive areas, where flora, fauna, and the landscape are the primary attraction.
- Responsible travel — being mindful of the economic, environmental, and cultural impact/sustainability of travel. Responsible travel encompasses: the cultural impact of travel on locals, how travelers' money is injected into/distributed in local communities, and the environmental impact of travel.