We all know that travel has its downsides, from overtourism to the carbon emissions from air travel.
But travel can also be a force for good. For countries with few other ways of making money, or which have been devastated by disasters, tourism can be a boost not just to the economy, but also to the people.
On this episode of Flight of Fancy, we’re looking at the ways you can use your travel dollar to make the world a better place. I chat with Intrepid Travel’s Brett Mitchell and The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s Traveller editor Anthony Dennis about their experiences visiting post-disaster destinations, from Nepal after the earthquakes to Sri Lanka after the bombings. We also look at the role of recovery tourism in parts of Australia that have been devastated by bushfires, and explore the do’s and don’ts of getting it right.
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