It's 2023. Climate change, oil shortages, and population growth have become pressing issues. What will the tourism industry look--and more importantly, will there even be a tourism industry?
That's the question that Tourism 2023, an initiative from Forum of the Future, is aiming to find out, reports Fast Company.
Tourism 2023 partnered with companies like British Airways, Carnival UK, and Advantage Travel Centres to analyze the impact our ever-growing ecological footprint will have on travel in the UK. The results, presented in four scenarios (Boom and Burst; Divided Disquiet; Price and Privilege; and Carbon Clampdown), are somewhat surprising.
Mark Vanderbeeken is a senior partner at Experientia, an international experience design consultancy, based in Turin, Italy. He is also the author of the successful experience design blog Putting People First. Mark is a specialist in visioning, identity development and strategic communications and worked in Italy, Denmark, the USA and Belgium. He was communications manager of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, European communications coordinator for the World Wide Fund for Nature (or WWF), marketing director of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (USA) and chief press officer of Antwerp 93, Cultural Capital of Europe (Belgium).