Future of tourism unclear [ODT, 03/01/20]
Editorial: ‘‘Pristine, popular, imperilled?” is the question posed in the title of Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton’s report investigating the effect of tourism on the environment.
While Mr Upton does not suggest solutions in this initial report, he leaves us in no doubt that imperilled is the answer if we carry on with business as usual in tourism.
It is not exactly news tourism has unwelcome impacts on the environment, but the will to deal with the issues in a comprehensive and cohesive way has been lacking to date.
Here’s the link to the full, 184 page report on the environmental consequences of projected tourism growth, authored by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton. Click the image below to access the report.