The Last TourIst
Travel is at a tipping point. From Caribbean beaches to remote villages in Kenya, forgotten voices working in the shadow of tourism reveal the real conditions and consequences of one of the largest industries in the world. Tourists are unintentionally destroying the very things they have come to see. Overtourism has magnified its impact on the environment, wildlife, and vulnerable communities around the globe. Filmed in over 16 countries and guided by the world’s leading tourism and conservation visionaries, The Last Tourist reveals tourism’s impact through interviews from travel experts, tour operators, academics, as well as travellers and service workers in host communities who are leveraging tourism to improve their quality of life. The role of the modern tourist is on trial. We need to rethink the way we travel or else our impact will be irreversible. We, as travellers, have the opportunity to be the driving force that paves a new way to travel. A more thoughtful way that protects both people and places, and secures a positive future for destinations and host communities for generations to come.