Die Reisebude Stride-Travel bietet Reisen an Orte, die durch ansteigende Meeresspiegel und wärmere Temperaturen verschwinden werden. Klima-Tourismus, von anderen auch als „Extinction Tourismus“ bezeichnet. Immerhin wollen sie 10% ihrer Einnahmen aus diesen Reisen an lokale Einrichtungen spenden. Capitalism markets in everything.
„Rising sea levels and temperatures are having devastating effects on some of the world’s most unique and beautiful destinations. Climate change impacts not only our planets landscape but local economies as well. Visit now before they’re gone!“
San Francisco-based travel site Stride’s “Places Disappearing Due to Climate Change” campaign, unveiled Wednesday, encourages visitors to book tours to 10 destinations it’s marketing as under siege from climate change. The idea, according to Stride CEO Gavin Delany, is to make climate change “feel more real and more time-sensitive.”
But critics and others in the travel industry have called this kind of approach opportunistic, and potentially misleading or “greenwashing”—disinformation painting something as environmentally responsible. Aside from the cynical optics of cashing in on environmental devastation, this type of marketing seems especially hypocritical considering the impact the travel industry has on greenhouse gas emissions—tourism accounts for 8 percent of the global total.
Hier ein paar beliebte Reiseziele:
Top Places Disappearing Due to Climate Change Experiences
– Sailing through icebergs in a zodiac in Antarctica and viewing penguins on the shore
– Learning about the enigmatic moai statues on Easter Island from an expert guide
– Hiking among ice blue glaciers in Patagonia
– Dog-sledding in Greenland with a local guide
– Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef among the bright colors of thousands of fish and coral. Learning about how climate change is affecting
Erinnert mich daran, wie vor ein paar Jahren die Kreuzfahrten in die Arktis losgingen.
In the past few years, the Arctic has been put in focus as a new and expanding tourism destination, due to easier accessibility allowed by warmer temperatures and an increased demand for so-called “last chance” tourism, or also “extinction tourism”, which affects also other vulnerable destinations threatened by climate change impacts, such as the Great Barrier Reef. In some Arctic areas, tourism (especially cruise tourism) is one of the fastest growing economic sectors.