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Sustainable Travel Trends 2021 — Earth Changers

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Here is the link to a very a nice article from Earth Changers.

Never before 2020 have 100% of destinations been closed simultaneously. This has decimated not only 80% of the market (OECD) but community livelihoods and conservation funding worldwide. The World Travel & Tourism Council anticipates a 2020 53% drop in worldwide tourism jobs (174.4 million) and GDP ($4,711 billion).

Tourism was already dealing with crises: Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss. Now there’s Covid and a subsequent Recession on top. These all impact the sustainability triple bottom line, which is tourism’s capital – people, planet, profit.

The industry will bounce back in time, but it likely won’t be the same, in supply or demand.

2020 had the biggest impact we’ve seen on travel, ever. In 2021 as a result we’re expecting to see sustainable tourism develop in a number of ways:

1. Growth of the Ethical Consumer

2. Increased Awareness of The Climate Crisis & COP 26

3. Advance in The Sustainable Development Goals by Travel

4. Progressively Green Government Policy

5. Industry Demand for Resilience

6. Growth in Greenwashing

7. Rise of Certification

8. Upsurge in Consumer Demands for Responsible Tourism

9. More Purpose in Tourism

10. Growing Wellness

11. Increase in Consumer Demand for Sustainable Tourism

12. Regenerative Travel Blossoms

13. An Appreciated Value of Sustainable Tourism

14. Backing for Sustainable Tourism

Slow travel – the next tourism trend

Interesting article on travelnews.co.za showing that Slow travel could be the next tourism trend, here is the link: https://www.travelnews.co.za/article/slow-travel-next-tourism-trend

Slow travel could become the next big tourism trend, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. This is due to a combination of pent-up demand for immersive travel experiences with no set time limit, and tourists opting for longer stays due to many being able to work remotely.

Johanna Bonhill-Smith, travel & tourism analyst at GlobalData, says: “Various consumer trends already suggest that slow travel could take off post-pandemic. A trip longer than ten nights is more highly desired (22%) than a day visit (10%) or short break of one to three nights (14%), according to a live poll from GlobalData.

7 bonnes raisons de pratiquer le slow travel

Slow Travel

Voici le lien vers un superbe article de Pierre 30 ans, parisien, nomade digital et écolo convaincu, concernant le slow travel et ses nombreux avantages. On vous conseil son blog ‘Un Autre Monde

UN NOTRE MONDE est né un beau mois de juin 2016, en pleine période de changement pour moi. C’était à ce moment-là que j’ai commencé à changer mon mode de vie, pour être plus vert au quotidien. J’avais alors très envie de m’exprimer, de partager mon mode de vie, pour que ça se sache. Je pouvais pas garder ça pour moi tout seul.

 Le slow travel est plein d’avantages, et vous allez le voir, “slow” n’est pas égal à “ennui”, bien au contraire !

1) Se reposer
2) Vivre un endroit, le découvrir authentiquement
3) Créer de vraies relations
4) Être plus libre
5) Être plus écolo
6) Moins dépenser
7) Sortir de sa zone de confort

La vie n’est pas une course, le voyage non plus. On ne voyage pas comme on prend le métro ou navigue sur le net, en courant. On voyage pour prendre le temps de découvrir vraiment des cultures, des paysages, des gens. Appréciez votre voyage, ralentissez.