The benefits to human health of rest and relaxation are well documented, and travel is considered by many to be an essential activity. “Getting away from it all” is one of the best ways to relieve stress, broaden cultural horizons and enjoy the fruits of our labour.

In our pursuit of happiness, however, we may be destroying the very beaches, mountains and monuments we visit.

Tourism growth
Environment impacts of tourism and recreation
In Central and Eastern Europe
Sustainable tourism
What can be done

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