1. Get them involved
Encourage your kids to be part of the planning process. Children will love being involved and it provides an opportunity for parents to explain both the positive and negative effects travel can have.
2. Learn the lingo
Try learning some of the basic phrases or words of the language before you get there. Duolingo is a fun interactive app that will teach you any language step by step.
3. Give a little
With many organisations on offer, families can volunteer to help communities in need on their travels. This ranges from building a home to reading to kids in a school.
4. Be ethical
Before your holiday, do your research so you can support 100 per cent ethical businesses. Avoid those that exploit animals.
5. Be polite
Encourage the kids to research any appropriate gestures in the country you’re visiting. Something as simple as a peace sign could have a totally different, and offensive, meaning elsewhere.
6. Always ask
Never snap a photo of someone without asking their permission as in some cultures it is a violation of their beliefs.
7. Dress respectfully
Teach the kids to dress appropriately at religious sites and in more modest destination countries. If in doubt, cover up.
8. Support local communities
Support local businesses, eat local food and use local services so your tourist dollar stays in the community.
9. Go green
Choose transport, restaurants and accommodations that are eco-friendly.
10. Avoid waste
Reuse towels and bed linen in hotel rooms and avoid wasting water and using plastic at all costs.