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The latest news and trends in Responsible Travel

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Every fortnight, we hand-pick and summarise the top, current and trending news stories in Responsible Travel from around the globe. The brief summaries of the articles can be found in the boxes below – they were written by us to save you having to scan the article yourself.

If you are interested in the article after reading the summary, just click on the link at the bottom of each box. Happy reading!

Tour Guides and Attractions Operators Shift to Testing Experiences Online

Creative and innovative solutions are often borne out of the most challenging of circumstances, and the tourism industry has witnessed many examples of this in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Many businesses in the sector have shifted their operations onto digital platforms, allowing people to explore the world from the safety of their own home. Sean O’Neill explores some of the ways that companies have adapted their work in order to continue delivering amazing experiences to customers.

Click here to read the article by Skift

Practising Responsible Animal Tourism Around the World

While many travellers engage in animal tourism out of love and appreciation for the beauty of wildlife and nature, it is an industry that has long had a dark underbelly, largely hidden away from public view. But, as awareness of the dire situations faced by many captive animals has grown, ensuring the wellbeing of animals has come to the forefront of public consciousness. In this article, Lydia Klemensowicz provides guidance on ways to interact with wildlife, while still upholding the best interests of the animals.

Click here to read the article by Skyscanner

The End of Global Travel as We Know it: An Opportunity for Sustainable Travel

The advent of Coronavirus across the world has resulted in the near-universal shut down of the global tourism industry. Freya Higgins-Desbiolles of The University of South Australia believes that this time should be used as an opportunity to pause and reflect on how we would like to see the industry re-emerge once the crisis is over. Rather than returning to business as usual, she advocates for a philosophy of travel that is less about consumerism, and more about connecting to the community.

Click here to read the article by The Conversation

Sustainable travel: 10 Experts’ Tips on How to be a More Eco-friendly Tourist

In this easily accessible guide to learning about environmentally responsible travel practices, Louise Southerden brings together 10 travel experts to share their top tips on eco-friendly tourism. Drawing on their wealth of knowledge from years in the industry, they reveal practical ways that each one of us can contribute to a respectful and sustainable travel experience through the decisions we make. Each expert also provides information on their upcoming travel plans, giving us lots of inspiration for future trips.

Click here to read the article by Traveller

What will travel look like after coronavirus?

As society experiences the impact that the coronavirus is having on all aspects of our world, the travel and tourism industry has seen an unparalleled downturn in demand. While it is difficult to see an end to this situation at present, CNN journalist Marnie Hunter reminds us that there will eventually come a time when travel once again becomes freely accessible and unrestricted. In this article, Hunter explores eight trends that are likely to emerge in the post-coronavirus world.

Click here to read the article by CNN

Simplifying Responsible Travel – New Map Aims to Inspire Tourists and Travelers to Give Back to the Destination They’re Visiting

Travelbag, a UK-based travel agency, has developed an interactive digital map that allows tourists to search for responsible tourism initiatives in the countries they’re visiting. It’s a one-stop destination for resources and activities taking place all over the world, enabling tourists to contribute to community development initiatives during their travels.

Click here to read the article by The Blue Swan

Tour Guides and Attractions Operators Shift to Testing Experiences Online

Creative and innovative solutions are often borne out of the most challenging of circumstances, and the tourism industry has witnessed many examples of this in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Many businesses in the sector have shifted their operations onto digital platforms, allowing people to explore the world from the safety of their own home. Sean O’Neill explores some of the ways that companies have adapted their work in order to continue delivering amazing experiences to customers.

Click here to read the article by Skift

Practising Responsible Animal Tourism Around the World

While many travellers engage in animal tourism out of love and appreciation for the beauty of wildlife and nature, it is an industry that has long had a dark underbelly, largely hidden away from public view. But, as awareness of the dire situations faced by many captive animals has grown, ensuring the wellbeing of animals has come to the forefront of public consciousness. In this article, Lydia Klemensowicz provides guidance on ways to interact with wildlife, while still upholding the best interests of the animals.

Click here to read the article by Skyscanner

The End of Global Travel as We Know it: An Opportunity for Sustainable Travel

The advent of Coronavirus across the world has resulted in the near-universal shut down of the global tourism industry. Freya Higgins-Desbiolles of The University of South Australia believes that this time should be used as an opportunity to pause and reflect on how we would like to see the industry re-emerge once the crisis is over. Rather than returning to business as usual, she advocates for a philosophy of travel that is less about consumerism, and more about connecting to the community.

Click here to read the article by The Conversation

Sustainable travel: 10 Experts’ Tips on How to be a More Eco-friendly Tourist

In this easily accessible guide to learning about environmentally responsible travel practices, Louise Southerden brings together 10 travel experts to share their top tips on eco-friendly tourism. Drawing on their wealth of knowledge from years in the industry, they reveal practical ways that each one of us can contribute to a respectful and sustainable travel experience through the decisions we make. Each expert also provides information on their upcoming travel plans, giving us lots of inspiration for future trips.

Click here to read the article by Traveller

What will travel look like after coronavirus?

As society experiences the impact that the coronavirus is having on all aspects of our world, the travel and tourism industry has seen an unparalleled downturn in demand. While it is difficult to see an end to this situation at present, CNN journalist Marnie Hunter reminds us that there will eventually come a time when travel once again becomes freely accessible and unrestricted. In this article, Hunter explores eight trends that are likely to emerge in the post-coronavirus world.

Click here to read the article by CNN

Simplifying Responsible Travel – New Map Aims to Inspire Tourists and Travelers to Give Back to the Destination They’re Visiting

Travelbag, a UK-based travel agency, has developed an interactive digital map that allows tourists to search for responsible tourism initiatives in the countries they’re visiting. It’s a one-stop destination for resources and activities taking place all over the world, enabling tourists to contribute to community development initiatives during their travels.

Click here to read the article by The Blue Swan

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