Why ‘The “Good Tourism” Blog’ won’t be declaring a climate emergency

The short answer is: It’s not “GT’s” role!

At writing, 26 tourism organisations and five individuals had declared a global climate emergency on behalf of the multi-trillion dollar travel & tourism industry.

Among the signatories is “GT” Friend Susanne Becken who, in her declaration and plan, quotes Greta Thunberg: “I don’t want your hope, I want you to panic”. Dr Becken agrees that “we need to panic” but wants hope as well.

But only hope is useful. “GT” doesn’t recommend panic in any situation. And life guards are trained to stay well clear of panicky people in case they take everyone down.

Yet given the state of “emergency” (or “panic”?) being declared by Dr Becken and her fellow signatories, the published plans to date take a very relaxed attitude.

Take aeroplane trips, for instance. Some plans ... Read the full piece at https://goodtourismblog.com/2020/01/why-the-good-tourism-blog-wont-be-declaring-a-climate-emergency/

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