Responsible and ethical tourism
Youth travellers are interested in worthwhile and responsible travel as they ask more questions and think about the consequences of their actions as a tourist on the environment, local people and local economy. It’s clear that Gen Z have a desire to reduce their negative impact on the world, so it’s up to tourism providers to support them with both information and choices.
Nick Pound, from World Nomads
, looks at the changing face of the travel industry: “As the climate change crisis deepens, youth travellers want to see real change… and they will demand and get it. Emboldened by the #FlightShame success, other parts of mainstream mass tourism are open to criticism. What’s the carbon footprint of building a massive resort, and what effect does such a project have on the environment and culture of a local community?”