Can Influencers Save the Travel Industry From Itself?

Activists stage a protest against a cruise ship docking in Venice, Italy, June 5, 2021 (AP photo by Antonio Calanni).
Activists stage a protest against a cruise ship docking in Venice, Italy, June 5, 2021 (AP photo by Antonio Calanni).

Before the pandemic, Sam Anthony and her partner, Veren Ferrera, crisscrossed the world full-time as digital nomads, sharing their experiences online under the name Alternative Travelers. As members of a niche but growing community of sustainable travel influencers, who earn a living creating travel-related content online, they focused their social media posts on teaching their 8,500 followers how to travel ethically and mindfully. But when the novel coronavirus arrived in the U.S. in March 2020, Anthony and Ferrera found themselves stuck in Salt Lake City, Utah, looking at a year of cancelled travel plans, as the entire tourism industry ground […]

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