At the dawn of the new decade, travel needs, behaviors and desires continue to evolve. Awareness of the need to preserve the environment permeates all spaces and tourism is no exception
With the arrival of a new decade, travel needs, behaviors and desires evolve. If mass awareness about climate change and the responsibility of the carbon footprint means flying less and planting trees, so be it. The excess of tourism also forces travelers to reevaluate where they travel, and to change destinations taken by tourism for some less popular.
According to the Booking.com travel reservation company , 2020 will be a year of exploration trips like never before, with the momentum of technology along with an increasingly important sense of responsibility and a deeper connection with people and places what do we visit. “As we enter a new decade, we see that the tourism industry responds to a traveler with a greater inclination towards sustainable, more inquisitive and with more knowledge of technology. From identifying the ‘second cities’, to fighting against the excess of tourism, to the awareness of the effect that as human beings we have on the environment, new and amazing travel trends are approaching, ”he explainedArjan Dijk, senior vice president of the company.
Reducing the effects of excess tourism is something that also interests 52% of Argentine travelers . For this, next year many will seek to travel to the “second cities”, with 54% willing to change their original destination for another less known but similar if they knew that this would cause a lesser effect on the environment. In addition, Argentine travelers rethink their choice of accommodation and more than half (56%) consider it important to consider sustainable accommodations when traveling.
“ Sustainable tourism has become an attractive and different alternative to knowing the destinations, because it allows you to enjoy beautiful landscapes but from a perspective of greater awareness, with a focus on knowing customs and cultures, and fostering a more supportive and responsible vision with the environment. In recent years, tourism in nature began to be one of the most attractive options to rest, ”said Sebastian Mackinnon, general manager of Despegar for Argentina and Uruguay , in a dialogue with Infobae .
Original publication 23 November, 2019
Posted on NatCorn 9th December 2019
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