Our sustainable holidays
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, more than 1.2 billion people travelled in 2015. A number that keeps growing. Whereas only a few decades ago, international tourism was largely reserved for the rich, travel has become ‘cheap’ and anyone can today board a plane to visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, take a selfie on the Great Wall in Beijing, or eat Baklava in Istanbul’s Bazaar.
For the photo feature of this issue of International Trade Forum, we asked colleagues at the International Trade Centre to submit photos from their holidays and what sustainable tourism means to them. From mountaineering in Switzerland to encounters with indigenous people in the US, there is no one answer to what constitutes sustainable tourism. What the photos have in common is that they all – in different ways – show the need for tourism to go hand in hand with nature and people.