Four Possible Futures for The Tourism Industry


Travel author and supporter of the principles of Inclusive Tourism, Imtiaz Muqbil, offers the following


The crisis-hit travel & tourism industry is now in search of truly meaningful, sustainable, long-term remedies. And the answers can be found in Asia. The four primary business models and philosophies that will, without a doubt, become the future pillars of the industry were compiled for the first time in a study presented at the first ITB Asia in October 2008.

The holistic social, economic, cultural and environmental concepts of Mahatma Gandhi, the kings of Thailand and Bhutan, and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus contain clear pointers for a more realistic revival of the industry in a way that puts the fundamentals of need above speed and greed. The study was commissioned by ITB Asia, and compiled by Imtiaz Muqbil, Executive Editor, Travel Impact Newswire. It is available free of charge upon request.

Industry conferences seeking more information about the study, and/or willing to hear insightful forecasts from a travel trade journalist ready to challenge conventional wisdom and stoke democratic public debate on issues that matter, can contact Imtiaz Muqbil at

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