It certainly would help the environment if people traveled less. This doesn’t mean that you need to give up on seeing the world, though. You can choose to use eco-friendly hotels or resorts, instead.
Many people tend to dismiss the idea of eco-friendly travel as soon as it is brought up – they imagine that saving the environment should involve living in a tent and eating hard beans out of a coconut shell. They are mistaken. The best eco-friendly hotels and resorts can rival any full-luxury destination. The fact that you get to enjoy yourself without feeling guilty about the damage that you might be causing to the environment is a bonus.