This module aims to make people aware of the new needs in tourism, both from the point of view of the tourist and the contemporary needs regarding the natural, cultural or economic environment.
Duration: 90 min
Despite the current threats, that is, pandemic and war, mass tourism is developing very dynamically. Apart from its positive effects (economic development, employment growth, leisure activities for tourists), nowadays, mass tourism has more and more negative effects, especially for the natural, cultural and social environment. Therefore, conscious tourists more often start to look for alternatives that could also satisfy the urge to explore places, but their planning would minimise the above-mentioned negative effects of their travel. In addition, the organisers of trips, in order to meet the expectations of their clients, also create offers that meet the requirements of those who care about reducing various “side effects” of mass travels. The answer to these needs is – today very popular – alternative tourism (or sustainable tourism).