A booming UK economy and impressive advances in transport technologies have fuelled a growth in travel worldwide. People travel more frequently, for further and at faster speeds than ever before and there are many new reasons to go abroad.
But precarious trade-offs have been needed in order to meet the UK’s emission targets, and many destinations are suffering from serious overcrowding. People are now asking: how long can this growth be maintained?
'Boom and Burst' is one of four scenarios for the UK outbound tourism industry, developed by Forum for the Future for the Tourism 2023 project.
Animation by Zarino Zappia, Goldsmiths. Copyright Forum for the Future