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  • How are eco-conscious Britons looking to travel post-pandemic?
  • How are eco-conscious Britons looking to travel post-pandemic?
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Why will local travel remain popular in the ‘new normal’?

International tourism virtually ground to a halt in 2020, leaving countless would-be jet-setters stuck at home. Yet at the same time, many people took the chance to re-evaluate how and why they travel. Could sustainability concerns reshape the ways that Britons plan their holidays post-pandemic?

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The outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 forced Britons to wean themselves off their usual travel diets of frequent budget flights, cheap package holidays, and jam-packed itineraries. While sudden border closures and health concerns provoked a sense of anxiety among many would-be holiday-makers, the pandemic had some inadvertent positive effects, such as relieving the pressures of overtourism, resulting in cleaner air and water at hotspots both within and beyond Britain – from Cornwall to Venice. [1]

Having recognised the upsides of lower tourist numbers, some people are re-evaluating how their travel habits impact the environment and local ...

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