Up to 2020 Tourism was one of the largest global business in the world. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) the tourism industry up to 2019 accounted for 10.4% of the world’s GPD. Given that for many, travel has been severely curtailed if not stopped completely, the long term impact on travel is currently unknown. However, things are very likely to change…
2020 has seen the biggest slowdown ever, with millions of people’s livelihoods affected, and the silver cloud (Though not a silver bullet.) of less pollution & carbon emissions. Travel experts are now mulling and musing over what may happen once the world opens up again, because it is only a matter of time before it does.
Sustainability is likely to be a much bigger consideration going forward when planning trips. There is a movement towards the idea of humans being ‘Guardians’ of our planet and demanding responsible travel policies. Having improved air quality in cities such as London , may help some of us mentally balance some of the devastating effects that Covid-19 has had on all our lives.
Staying closer to home and looking for opportunities to learn more about our local places of interest is gaining momentum for many. However, those not living in warm countries sometimes really yearn to feel some heat and experience the culture, weather and experiences that only travelling long-haul can deliver - though it's not always necessary to fly; slow travel, overland & by sea, will hopefully be more accessible. Many developing countries, and more importantly the people within them, really depend on the tourism industry. Provided it’s done responsibly, the future may offer new and different travel experiences that benefit the traveller, the locals and the planet. Offsetting travel miles, selecting eco-resorts and perhaps going on fewer holidays but staying longer can all do their part in making travel more responsible.
Whenever you can next travel, it's more important than ever to protect yourself from biting and stinging insects, especially mosquitoes, in a responsible fashion. Try not to use synthetic cheap insect repellents containing DEET (Which unlike PMD doesn't give complete protection against some mosquitoes) because apart from the noxious smell & controversy about using it on skin, it kills aquatic wildlife, staying in water systems for years (It's found in 98% of American States' drinking water)!
Another big advantage of choosing a PMD insect repellent, like certified 100% natural incognito® that uses only the purest form of natural PMD is that PMD has been proven to kill coronaviruses as tested by DTSL and also evidenced by our own external testing where our signature formulation killed Coronavirus at 4 hours from a single application.