Eco-Travel and Eco-Tourism Resources from Postconsumers
Eco-Travel may not seem like a topic that Postconsumers would tackle, but there are actually several places where the concerns of eco-friendly travel and those of postconsumer issues intersect. In fact, there are many ways in which eco-travel and the consumer society have not only similar issues but also similar concerns. The most obvious of these is the mass commodification, largely due to the emergence of internet travel sites and companies, of the travel industry. Travel is no longer viewed as an experience as much as it is viewed as a purchase that you shop for. Of course, that’s not the only place where Postconsumers are concerned about the act of traveling. Postconsumers at base have a deep passion for the environment and the health of the planet. In fact, we’d argue that the growth of addictive consumerism and consumer culture is largely to blame for the state of the planet. So naturally we’re concerned with the most environmentally sound ways to travel. Finally, at the heart of the Postconsumer movement is the desire for you to find the satisfaction of enough through experiences rather than “stuff.” We think that travel can be a key part of that equation. That’s why we’ve dedicated our content staff to include continually exploring the nature of eco-travel and its pros, cons, fantasy destinations, inspirations and realities.