What difference does tourism make to our daily lives? We create memories and enable people to rest and unwind. These are important things, but of themselves, but can we do more. Can we help the visitors who come to our hotels and on our tours live better when they get back home?
One day a major tourism company will rise to the challenge and announce, not that it is banning straws or riding on elephants, but committing to become “Restorative and Regenerative by design”. I just hope we don’t have to wait too long.
It’s time to stop seeing waste as just another environmental problem to be disposed off. We need to see it as a resource to be utlised.