As sustainability continues to become an increasingly important issue, the need for sustainable tourism is stronger than ever. Many businesses are now leaping towards the opportunity of catering their services and products to sustainably-minded tourists in order to better fulfill customers’ needs from a more ecological angle. According to RationalStat’s latest Global Sustainable Tourism Market report, the global market size is predicted to reach $336.2 billion by 2030 with a CAGR of over 13.4%. This study presents exclusive insights regarding market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, trends, and opportunities that will shape the growth trajectory of this space over 2023-2030 period, and provides valuable information on performance aspects such as current scenario analysis, market share analysis along with key vendor activities & supplier profiles across regions such as North America (Continental United States & Mexico), Europe (UK, Germany, France etc.), Asia Pacific (India & China) and Rest of World (South Africa).
The Global Sustainable Tourism Market: A Rising Star
As the world becomes more aware of environmental concerns, sustainable tourism is gaining momentum. According to a recent report by RationalStat, the global Sustainable Tourism market was valued at $157.7 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at an impressive CAGR of over 13.4% from 2023 to 2030.
What is Sustainable Tourism?
Sustainable tourism, also referred to as eco-tourism or responsible tourism, is an approach that places significant emphasis on environmental, social, and economic sustainability. It embodies a travel philosophy that strives to minimize negative impacts on the environment and local communities, fostering a harmonious and respectful interaction with both nature and cultural heritage.
The recent surge in the popularity of sustainable tourism can be attributed to the growing global consciousness surrounding pressing issues such as climate change, deforestation, and wildlife protection. Additionally, there is a rising demand for more eco-friendly travel options that align with ethical and eco-conscious values. As a result, a substantial number of tourists are actively seeking out destinations and accommodations that have been designed and operated with minimal environmental effects in mind.
In this ever-evolving landscape of travel preferences, sustainable tourism emerges as an ideal choice for those seeking a deeper connection with their surroundings while actively contributing to the preservation and well-being of our planet.
Market Segmentation and Key Players
RationalStat segmented the global Sustainable Tourism market based on type, application, and region. On the application front, the food and beverage industry is projected to account for more than 35.5% of the market. This is due to its role as an emulsifier, thickener, anti-sticking, and anti-caking agent.
Prominent players contributing significantly to global Sustainable Tourism market growth include Rettenmaier & Söhne, JELU-WERK, Spechem Cellulose Pvt Ltd, CFF GmbH & Co. KG, SUHAL CELLULOSE LLP, SWEETNER SUPPLY CORPORATION, Juku Orchem Private Limited, Ankit Pulps & Boards Pvt. Ltd, NB Entrepreneurs, and International Fiber Corporation, among others.
These players employ various strategies to reinforce their market share and gain a competitive edge. These include mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, and product launches. For instance, in 2021, J. Rettenmaier & shone GmbH + Co KG explored cellulose fibers and Sustainable Tourism to address technological challenges related to pet food preparation.
The future of the Sustainable Tourism market appears promising, with a global and regional market forecast from 2023 to 2030. The report provides detailed market intelligence, including market sizes, demand assessment across key regions, customer sentiments, price points, cost structures, margin analysis across the value chain, and historical and forecast data.
Moreover, the report offers insights into the long-term sector and product/service outlook and its implications for the Sustainable Tourism market. It examines the industry’s current state, including production levels, capacity utilization, tech quotient, and manufacturing capacity by country.
In conclusion, the global Sustainable Tourism market is set for significant growth, driven by changing consumer preferences and a heightened awareness of environmental issues. As the industry continues to innovate and adapt to these trends, it will be fascinating to monitor its evolution.
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