A Trip for a Change


Tourism may well be an indispensable industry for a large number of countries world-wide, but it also brings its share of disadvantages. It is often a significant source of pollution, be it from transport for visitors, the construction of vacation resorts, recreational activities or simply from the rising quantity of waste materials. Tourism can also harm ecosystems by disturbing animal and plant species, or create a cycle of dependence amongst impoverished populations. Luckily, it is possible to tackle tourism responsibly and in harmony with people and the environment: tourism which benefits visitors and their hosts alike.