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Session

Why We Need Travel More Than Travel Needs Us

Travel Lifestyle & Leisure Presented by Qantas & Accor

Why We Need Travel More Than Travel Needs Us

About

We know that travel harms our planet. Carbon emissions from aircraft and cruise ships are too high; we exploit animals in captivity to satisfy our desires; overtourism is making beautiful cities unliveable for locals.

But we can’t stop. For many of us, travel is as essential as breathing, and it’s the stories we bring home from our trips that keep us going through everyday struggles. Travelling even has the power to improve our mental and physical health, and by seeing the rest of the world, we can be more motivated to do our bit to piece our crumbling earth back together.

This session will be a live recording of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast with host Amanda Kendle and three guests representing many walks of travel life: an experienced travel journalist, a sustainability expert charged with ensuring tours are not harming the planet, and a well-travelled podcast listener who has learnt much about thoughtful travel over years of episodes. Each will tell an impactful story from their travels, and together will reflect on how we can travel better, and why we desperately want to keep doing it.

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