Rethinking Tourism: The Imperative to Shift to a Circular Economy
As one of the biggest industries involved in the ‘experience economy’ travel & tourism has enormous potential to offer transformational…READ MORE
Tourism provides relaxation, new experiences, and cross-cultural learning. However, despite three decades of discussing pathways towards sustainable tourism, growth models based on unsustainable forms of consumption still underpin much of the tourism industry, with too many economies around the globe dependent on tourism. This is neither environmentally or socially sustainable (as can be seen through the decimation of tourism-dependent economies due to Covid-19).
A circular tourism approach takes a values-led, humanistic perspective towards tourism and requires rethinking travel away from short term carbon-intensive trips towards slower, smaller-scale socially and environmentally meaningful travel.