No matter the destination, it is encouraged to purchase local goods and avoid the consumption of mass-produced items.
Supporting local economies comes with many environmental benefits as well as opportunities to enhance your travel experience.
Locally grown foods can lessen food mileage and help alleviate the dependence on fossil fuels, reduce marine traffic and cut back on greenhouse gas emissions in the South Pacific.
In addition, buying goods from local markets, such as the Municipal Market located in Suva, instead of foreign-owned enterprises provides a sense of ethical accountability and peak freshness for goods provided by farmers, fisherman and craftsmen in the region.
Limiting the powers of mass production by engaging in this form of ecotourism fosters environmental and cultural understandings and appreciation.