While acknowledging that “not to travel again is not an option”, the Duke of Sussex urged the industry to “reset and reimagine” its future. In a foreword to the annual report of Travalyst, the Prince wrote: “Right before us, there is an opportunity to do things differently, to do things better. Travel and tourism are no exception.
“As the industry re-emerges from crisis, there is an urgent need to reset and reimagine.”
He added: “This global health crisis continues to hold many in its grip, forcing communities and nations into one of the most difficult times in modern history.
“Those working in and relying on travel and tourism have experienced acute hardship.
“If anyone needed reminding, this has shown us just how vital the industry is to families and communities around the world.
“Together, we have a responsibility — and opportunity — to rebuild for a more sustainable and equitable future; one our world needs, our children deserve, and where generations not-yet-born can continue to explore and enjoy the beauty and benefit of this home we share.”
Travalyst is an initiative launched by the Duke of Sussex in 2019 with the aim of making the travel industry more sustainable.
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He wrote on social media:”After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquillity of our home.
“To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight.”