Big Travel is a big problem. Small Travel is a Big Solution. How do we Make The Shift?

Jay Mahoney
3 min readMar 10, 2021

When it comes to sustainability, big travel is a big problem. Disastrous over-tourism has displaced people, over-run communities, wreaked havoc on our environment, and turned cultural gems into places where locals don’t even want to be. Meanwhile, smaller and locally operated tourism businesses in smaller towns and rural communities across the globe are taking matters into their own hands. Local travel businesses have designed tourism solutions that purposefully reduce environmental impact, pay living wages…