Wednesday August 12, 2020

Vanishing vacations

The latest trend in travel is driven not just by the desire for new experiences and exotic memories, but also by the more immediate threat that many far-flung places are under

22nd April, 2018
The Columbia Icefield

In January this year, over half a million Irish people travelled overseas: an increase of 40,000 on the January before, and a full 100,000 more than the 469,100 who ventured off the island in the same month in 2016. Travel is most definitely back in boom-time.

Within this movement there are also diverging trends around destinations, and the scale of tourism people are willing to undertake. One such shift is the rush to see disappearing places – monuments, cities...

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