Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
New guide well worth a read
In the current state of the world's politico-economic and social systems and its environmental challenges, tourism can play an important role in ensuring the prospects for the next generations.
A growing body of academic and industry-based research points to a trend of socially and environmentally conscious hosts and travelers who use tourism as a transformative medium promoting sustainable practices and more conscious living.
In other words, travelers use their trips for transformation, reinventing themselves and rediscovering the world they live in.
A new report by associate members of the UNWTO begins with a review of the changing paradigm of 21st century tourism, underpinned by the "Silent Revolution" of "Cultural Creatives" and the emergence of "New Consumers" The report also has a set of fascinating and relevant case studies.
It's well worth a read.
Free download: HERE
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The recent insolvency of Low Cost Travel Group, one of the large players in the travel industry had a big impact on the travelers, hotels and all related players from both wholesale & retail arms. There were about 27,000 people on a holiday who had booked through the company comprised of a €200 million wholesale arm and €500 million OTA / retail arm.