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Eco-Travel Set to Dominate Scottish Tourism

Climate change and sustainability is set to dominate Scottish tourism in the future, led by a rise in the eco-traveller, according to VisitScotland.

Visitors, aware of the environmental cost to travel, seek to immerse themselves in a destination whilst limiting their impact and even ‘giving something back’, in what is being described as ‘transformational tourism’.

The concept forms the basis of the first trends paper of the decade produced by the national tourism organisation which was recently revealed on February 26 at the Travalyst summit in Edinburgh.

The future of tourism is ensuring that visitors receive the transformation they seek while understanding the needs of locals and the environment, according to Trends 2020: Travelling towards transformational tourism.

Eco-Travel has been identified by the tourism body’s Insight team as one of six travel trends expected to impact the future travel industry.