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  • Why is it difficult to travel responsibly?
  • Why is it difficult to travel responsibly?
    Anastasiia Tarasova (2018) ©
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How can people travel more sustainably?

As travellers both new and seasoned demand more unique experiences that they can boast about on their social feeds, some are opting for sustainable trips to offset their CO2 footprint and help communities abroad. How can tour operators facilitate this kind of responsible travel?

Location Global / Northern Europe

Scope
‘Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time.’ This phrase is resonating with a growing number of tourists, who are paying more attention to human rights, working conditions, and the environment when travelling overseas. In fact, research from ABTA has found that nearly 70% of British holidaymakers believe that travel companies should ensure their trips help the local people and economy. [1]

Yet the continued growth of the industry – the number of international departures more than doubled between 1996 and 2015 to reach 1.3 billion, with travel and tourism accounting for 10% ...

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