Traveling can be tough on the environment. Whether by train, plane, bus or car, for a work commute or across the world, traveling takes its toll on the planet.
In recent years, there’s been a push for a more environmentally friendly approach to seeing the world and experiencing other cultures. While some companies offer carbon credits or recommend guests re-use towels and linens to save the earth, there's more that can be done.
The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report looked at which countries are doing the best job in maintaining and promoting environmental sustainability. The report considered nine indicators to determine where countries ranked, including how tough environmental regulations are, how much they’re enforced, and how many environmental treaties the country has ratified.
The report highlights the direct, positive link between how immaculate the condition of a country’s natural resources are and their tourism revenue. Working toward sustainable travel isn't just good for the Earth — it's also good for countries’ bottom lines. Scroll through for the 15 countries doing environmentally sustainable tourism best, and where to visit to get the most out of them.