The End of Travel: Time to Revisit Mass Tourism

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Long before COVID-19 choked off flights, the planet was suffocating from the rise of mass tourism and the decline of travel. Post-pandemic, we need a new way to visit ancient relics and living cultures without crowding ourselves out. A look at the economics and sociology of mass tourism and alternative travel — scalability, sustainability and diminishing returns.

About our Speaker

Martin Regg Cohn is a political columnist for the Toronto Star. A foreign correspondent for 11 years, he ran the Star’s Middle East and Asia bureaus, reporting from more than 40 countries — from Afghanistan to Yemen. He was later Foreign Editor and a world affairs columnist. Nominated five times for the National Newspaper Award, he also received an Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada fellowship to research Islam in Indonesia, and won the Amnesty International Media Award for his coverage from Sudan.

A Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, he is also a Visiting Practitioner in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University, and delivered lectures for New York Times Journeys on trips to Iran, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan.


Martin Regg Cohn
Political Columnist, Toronto Star Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Peter Loewen
Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and Department of Political Science Associate Director, Global Engagement, Munk School

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