Fridays for Climate | International Mountain Day: Sustainable Tourism in Lao

Fridays for Climate | International Mountain Day: Sustainable Tourism in Lao

🌍Covid-19 has hit the global travel industry hard. World-wide tourism losses are put at US$4.7 trillion, with 62 million jobs lost in 2020 alone. At the same time, climate action demands we drastically reduce our travel footprint.

In Laos, the EU-funded SUSTOUR initiative aims to show it is possible to reduce the footprint of long-distance travel whilst providing positive benefits for the local environment, people and economy. đźŚł

“Tourism has been a big part of Laos’ economy since the mid-2000s. But that’s had some negative impacts on communities and the environment. We’re trying to curb some of those impacts, because Laos’ appeal to tourists is in its nature, its communities and its cultures.”

  • Connor Bedard, Project Manager for SUSTOUR Laos.

 

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