Travellers and travel agents alike are keen to preserve the beauty of holiday destinations. But are we ready to curb our cheap-flight weekend-away mentality to make it happen?
News that the Caribbean could have lost up to 80% of its coral reef over recent decades comes as no big surprise to Louise Armstrong. Five years ago, she sat down with leaders in the tourism industry and mapped out the sustainability challenges ahead. The subsequent Tourism 2023 report made for a long list. «There’s everything from the impacts of climate change…to the availability of resources and the cost of travel in the future,» notes Armstrong, a senior sustainability adviser for UK environment non-profit organisation Forum for the Future. Sigue leyendo