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The end of tourism?

35 mins | Jun 25, 2020
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Is there any way to reinvent an industry that does so much damage? "Destructive though it is, the virus has offered us the opportunity to imagine a different world – one in which we start decarbonising, and staying local. The absence of tourism has forced us to consider ways in which the industry can diversify, indigenise and reduce its dependency on the all-singing, all-dancing carbon disaster that is global aviation." The pandemic has devastated global tourism, and many will say ‘good riddance’ to overcrowded cities and rubbish-strewn natural wonders. Author Christopher de Bellaigue ponders if this is indeed a final blow for tourism or a paradoxical second chance.
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