Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular ‘last-chance’ destinations after suffering from coral bleaching in recent years as a result of ocean acidification caused by increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. Picture: Reuters Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular ‘last-chance’ destinations after suffering from coral bleaching in recent years as a result of ocean acidification caused by increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. Picture: Reuters
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular ‘last-chance’ destinations after suffering from coral bleaching in recent years as a result of ocean acidification caused by increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. Picture: Reuters
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

The doom boom: ‘Last-chance tourism’ causes more harm than good, and why travellers should stay away

  • Climate-minded travellers keen to experience a place before it is changed or gone forever are part of the problem, whether they acknowledge it or not

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular ‘last-chance’ destinations after suffering from coral bleaching in recent years as a result of ocean acidification caused by increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. Picture: Reuters Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular ‘last-chance’ destinations after suffering from coral bleaching in recent years as a result of ocean acidification caused by increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. Picture: Reuters
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular ‘last-chance’ destinations after suffering from coral bleaching in recent years as a result of ocean acidification caused by increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. Picture: Reuters
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.