7 Future Tourism Trends that Support Sustainability Some popular tourist destinations such as Majorca in Spain and Greece may be on the verge of extinction by 2040. This is according to an Interpid Travel report which predicts the main trends that will ensure a more sustainable tourism future The extinction of this popular tourist destination
7 Future Tourism Trends that Support Sustainability Some popular tourist destinations such as Majorca in Spain and Greece may be on the verge of extinction by 2040. This is according to an Interpid Travel report which predicts the main trends that will ensure a more sustainable tourism future
The extinction of this popular tourist destination is due to climate change. Destinations like Lapland will struggle to maintain their snowy appeal, and the ski season will be shorter than ever. Sea levels also threaten low-lying areas such as the Maldives, Jakarta, as well as Venice and Amsterdam.
Intrepid Travel, in collaboration with foresight institute The Future Laboratory, also predicted seven future trends that could help sustainable tourism.
1. Tourism regulations
According to Intrepid Travel, by 2040, the government will be require to implement regulations regarding the travel business. This is to ensure that most of the money tourists spend in a destination stays in the local economy.
That way the benefits of tourism will be more evenly distribute. In addition, it benefits both tourists and the communities they visit, thereby improving the quality of life of local residents.
2. Track your carbon footprint in real time
Carbon tracking will become more prominent, and even more individualized, thanks to AI, Intrepid predicts. Travelers will log daily emissions and track travel metrics in real-time to reduce their footprint to meet individual carbon goals.
3. Carbon passport
The report also predicts that personal carbon emissions limits will become the new normal as societal policies and values drive an era of major change. The travel company added that by 2040, there will be restrictions on the number of trips permitted each year.
4. Accommodation that leaves no trace
Intrepid anticipates there will be a new generation of pop-up accommodation around the world that combines sustainability and local expertise. According to Interpid, the year 2040 will usher in a fresh concept of nomadic hospitality and flexible, short-lived accommodation that leaves no trace on the natural landscape.
5. Basic transportation will be the main choice for tourists
Rail travel will be an integral part of a regenerative approach to travel. According to Intrepid’s report, by 2040 travelers will have the option to choose between high-speed innovation and slower rail travel modes, depending on their preferences, distance traveled and time constraints.
6. Virtual vacation
According to Intrepid, if there is no action to address the climate crisis, by 2040 many of the world’s favorite destinations will be forced to go virtual. For example, Tuvalu, a small Pacific country in Oceania, has become the first country to create its own digital version, fueled by rising sea levels.
7. Holidays based on social experiences
In the coming years, people will book vacations and travel experiences based on social experiences, not hotels or destinations, according to the report.
Intrepid Travel co-founder and chairman Darrell Wade said the immediate and catastrophic impacts of climate change had for too long been seen as something far in the future. However, this is no longer an event that will happen, but is happening now. Tourism must develop and become regenerative, because the current model is not sustainable.