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The Evolution of Slow Travel - International - March 2011

Slow travel can take place anywhere, and it does not need to involve travelling large distances. In principle, it can take place from the moment a traveller steps outside of their place of residence and embarks on a journey that may be to a destination only a few kilometres away. However, equally it could involve travel to a destination on the other side of the world. Nevertheless, slow travel is largely characterised by shorter distances, low-carbon consumption and a greater emphasis on the travel experience.

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

      • Figure 1: Differences between mainstream tourism and slow travel, 2010
    • What is slow travel?
        • Figure 2: Conceptual diagram of slow travel, 2010
    • Data Sources

      • The Evolution of Slow

          • The Slow Movement
            • The Slow Philosophy
              • Slow Food
                • Cittaslow
                  • Slow business
                    • Slow parenting
                      • Slow travel – a state of mind
                      • Who Slow Travels and Why?

                        • Suited to everyone
                          • Modes of transport
                            • Rail
                              • Coach
                                • Water
                                  • Walking
                                    • Cycling
                                      • Figure 3: Characteristics of transport as tourism, 2006*
                                    • Destination experience
                                      • Environmental concerns
                                        • Travel budget
                                          • Figure 4: Comparative spending patterns of slow and fast travel (per week), 2011
                                        • Slow travellers in the UK
                                          • Figure 5: Consumer categories showing Slow Enthusiasts, 2009
                                          • Figure 6: Forecast adult population trends, 2003 and 2013
                                      • Slow Travel Destinations

                                          • The Alpine Pearls, Europe
                                            • The Appalachian Trail, US
                                              • Figure 7: Users of the Appalachian Trail, 1999*
                                            • The Black Sheep Inn, Ecuador, South America
                                              • Frommer’s Go Slow Islands, Worldwide
                                                • Ludlow, Shropshire, UK
                                                  • Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
                                                  • Slow Travel Modes of Transport

                                                      • EuroVelo
                                                        • Glacier Express
                                                          • Shropshire Hills Shuttles
                                                            • Slow Water Sports
                                                              • Walking in Andalucia
                                                              • Slow Travel Tour Operators

                                                                  • Artist
                                                                    • The Day 12 Project
                                                                      • Flightless Travel
                                                                        • Go Slow Travel
                                                                          • Inntravel
                                                                            • Mahindra Homestays
                                                                              • The Man in Seat 61
                                                                                  • Slow Travel
                                                                                    • Slow Travel for Women
                                                                                      • Slow Travel Tours
                                                                                      • British Leisure Trends and Slow Tourism

                                                                                          • The middle-ageing of the population
                                                                                            • A revolt against ‘always-on’ technology
                                                                                              • A desire for ‘real’ experiences and wellbeing
                                                                                                • A revival of domestic tourism
                                                                                                  • Figure 8: Visits to British national parks (including day trips), 2010
                                                                                              • Slow Cycling

                                                                                                  • Growth of cycling holidays
                                                                                                    • Slow Bicycle Movement
                                                                                                      • Urban cycling
                                                                                                        • Cycling trails and services
                                                                                                          • Growth markets
                                                                                                          • What Next?

                                                                                                            • Niche or mainstream
                                                                                                              • Taking a ‘traincation’
                                                                                                                • Alternative methods of travel
                                                                                                                  • Sustainability
                                                                                                                    • Tourist behavioural trends
                                                                                                                      • Implications for tourism businesses

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                                                                                                                      The Evolution of Slow Travel - International - March 2011

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