In 2019, there were 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals globally – and, given that the planet only holds 7.7 billion humans; this figure alone suggests that a lot of us are travelling. The World Tourism Organization reports two major motivations for this – “travel to change”: the quest for local experiences, authenticity, transformation and “travel to show”: the desire for Instagramable moments and destinations. I think both trends are … [Read more...]
About Emily Thomas
Philosopher of time, space, travel, arcane books. Associate Prof at Durham. Author of Absolute Time (2018), The Meaning of Travel (2020). Defender of armchairs.