Last night I spoke at the Travellers Club in Pall Mall London about “Taking Responsibility for Tourism”. My talk was delivered in the library surrounded by maps and books about travel. It was a great opportunity to draw the parallels between the Grand Tour of the eighteenth century and the Gap Year of today – both in some ways educational but also opportunities abroad to engage in more licentious behaviour than might be risked at home.
There was a lively discussion afterwards about stately homes, the business case and the challenges of creating change in a diverse world and one in which more and more people with very different backgrounds are travelling and meeting in destinations – in other people’s places
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