NH Focuses on ‘Leave No Trace’ Tourism Campaign | New Hampshire News
New Hampshire’s Travel and Tourism Development Division is emphasizing a “Leave No Trace” campaign for visitors to protect the state’s natural landscapes and destinations.
The division has partnered with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to encourage sustainable tourism based on the following principles: Anticipate and prepare; Throw out your trash; Be careful with campfires; Guard the wildlife of New Hampshire; Stay on the trails and camp overnight; Leave it as you find it; and share the outdoors.
In recent years, an increased interest in hiking and the outdoors has led to overcrowding issues in New Hampshire and other areas.
“The state’s tourism industry has been incredibly resilient over the past year and a half, and we expect to see close to $ 1.8 billion in travel spending in the summer,” said Taylor Caswell, Commissioner from the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs. “This is great news for our state, but we need to make sure all travelers are educated on how to stay safe, and how to protect and respect the natural resources for which New Hampshire is famous.”
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