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Low Season Traveller Insider Guides

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The official Low Season Traveller podcast where each week we learn more about what the tourism experience is like during each destination's low season. And who better to learn from than the very people responsible for promoting tourism in each destination and the locals who can advise us of the "hi… read more


Tourism Declares Climate Emergency

Today we're joined by Bob Garner who is the owner of Casal Dei Fichi Sustainable Holiday Apartments in Italy and is also a volunteer at Tourism Declares Climate Emergency.

Here at Low Season Traveller, we recently signed up to Tourism Declares as we firmly believe that tourism organisations of all sizes and forms have a responsibility to take action on sustainability issues impacting both people and planet.

This episode was recorded 2 days before the COP26 conference started in Glasgow and astonishingly, the following day, the UK government announced that Air Passenger Duty taxes would be halved for all UK domestic flights.  In essence, this incentivises people to choose travel by air domestically when of course, trains and other more climate friendly forms of transport are readily available.  This is why we believe that tourism’s private sector has an important leadership role to play on sustainability issues, as the public sector clearly have a different agenda.

Our thanks to Bob for taking the time to share his insights with us today and as Bob mentioned, this is not about having all of the answers nor being perfect from a sustainability standpoint – its about saying “We recognise the problem, this is important to us and whilst we are not perfect, we commit to improving what we are doing so that tourism can continue to play a vital role in the world economically, socially, politically and it can continue to protect and nurture our natural and cultural assets for future generations to enjoy".

That’s our show for this week, but Please do visit to add your support and learn more. It doesn’t cost a penny and you will be contributing to solving the single most significant challenge of our time.

Thanks as always, for your company, have a great week wherever you are, stay healthy, stay safe, keep your travel dreams alive and if you have enjoyed this episode, please do share it with your friends, family and social networks.

Finally remember that travel is always better and fairer for the planet, the local communities and you the travellers… when it’s without the crowds…

Episode Links:

Tourism Declares Climate Emergency:

Bob Garner on LinkedIn:ⓥ🌳-75a73727/

Casal Dei Fichi:

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