Prince Harry knows it is true: we need to change the way we travel. His newly announced Travalyst initiative, partnering with industry heavyweights including TripAdvisor and booking.com, is focused on finding ways to make travel more sustainable. He is not the only one to have noticed the problem; nor is he the only one working on a solution. “Sustainable travel is very much in mindset, both of the public and of business,” says James Thornton, chief executive of Intrepid Travel. “For companies like Intrepid, it’s in our DNA, but we need to see it become the default setting for all travel.” READ MORE:We’re in the age of the overtourist, but you can avoid being oneWhat to expect when you travel in 2019Off the beaten track: The rise of alternative holiday destinationsHow to be a socially conscious traveller We are more aware than ever of the downsides of travel. Fly somewhere or check into an air-conditioned hotel and you’re helping speed up climate change. Visit a poorer country and you may be guilty of exploitation; head for a popular city and you may find locals are well and truly over tourists. The good news is that making ethical choices is also… Read full this story
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