Sustainable tourism: consumers need direction

Joseph Mariathasan

The end of COVID lockdowns in most places has led to a boom in tourism in 2022 and a return to normality that should persist. Before the COVID pandemic, tourism accounted for around 10% of global GDP and 8% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to speakers at the Reset Sustainably conference on sustainable tourism held in London in September. The size of the industry means that moving towards more sustainable development can have a significant, positive impact on the world, both in terms of climate change and in the protection of natural resources, including biodiversity. 

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