Tourism: splendid isolation?
When we think of holidays, we all imagine a deserted creek with crystal-clear waters; we can see ourselves on a rocky outcrop overhanging the mountains… An idyllic vision that is often far from reality, especially in the summer. In this era of Instagram and social networks, the race for the best photo can rapidly turn viral and attract hordes of visitors, to the extent that some sites are endangered.
Raising community awareness
Fortunately, with a billion active users every month worldwide, Instagram is proving to be a powerful tool for information and awareness-raising.
The residents of rue Crémieux in Paris thus had the idea of creating a tongue-in-cheek account, @clubcremieux, to raise awareness among the community and condemn the unfortunate actions of disrespectful visitors. Another fun account is @insta_repeat which compiles the most photographed sites into mosaics.
ATR for more responsible tourism
Unlike wide-body jets, ATR turboprops can land on short, narrow and unpaved runways, requiring little ground infrastructure, thus being as respectful of the environment as possible. Plus, they burn 40% less fuel and emit 40% less CO2.
The team at Intolife wishes you all the best for your holidays…. whether in splendid isolation or
Photo credit image header : Trolltunga ©Scott Sporleder