Prepared in collaboration with more than 30 leading tourism organisations, researchers, and institutions, CREST has published The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2020. The report shares key studies on COVID-19 and climate change and what lessons may be applied from the pandemic to meet the challenges of the climate crisis.
In addition to general consumer, business, and destination trends in the context of recovery, it explores the unprecedented opportunity to mitigate two existential threats with one coordinated approach, truly making the world a safer, more equitable, and more resilient place for all.
This annual meta-analysis comes at an unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has highlighted the immense need and value of tourism, while fundamentally changing the way destinations, businesses, and travellers will plan, manage, and experience tourism. At the same time, climate change remains an existential threat that has real consequences for destinations and communities everywhere.
This post has been adapted from a letter by Dr Gregory Miller, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST).
The report can be downloaded here.