Guildford Travel Club Presents

AGM, Sustainable Travel & The Fabled Galapagos

13th April 2021

Graham Miller & Andy Tucker

The Speaker

After our AGM, Graham Miller, Professor of Sustainability in Business at the University of Surrey will give us a short talk on sustainable travel.

Last year 1.4 billion tourists arrived in a foreign destination and ten times that number of domestic tourists moved around their own countries. Too many of us visit the same must-see places that star on Instagram or travel bucket lists. Iconic destinations like Venice and Machu Picchu are straining to the limits with tourists. How can we control tourist numbers without making travel affordable only to the rich? Is the answer to encourage tourists to visit new places? How can we, as individuals, make a difference next time we make a trip?

In our second talk Andy Tucker covers the geological history and geography of the fabled Galapagos Islands archipelago. The story of human discovery and Charles Darwin, current conservation issues and the visitor experience, including snorkelling, marine life, seabird and sealion colonies, Giant Tortoises, Marine and Land Iguanas, the Darwin’s finches, Galapagos Penguins and much more!

Andy is General Manager at NatureTrek and has travelled widely in Central and South America.

Masked White Booby,  © John and Jenny Willsher
Marine Iguana,  © Jane Hodgson