The hospitality industry’s over-reliance on single-use plastic has been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, the industry’s usage of plastics is in vital need of an overhaul.
The current modern mode of mass tourism is in urgent need of reconceptualisation. The relatively new concept of nanotourism encourages “creative critique to the current environmental, social and economic downsides of conventional tourism, as a participatory, locally oriented, bottom-up alternative”. Can it solve our current international tourism dilemma?