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Slow tourism is the application of slow movement concepts to tourism and travel. The slow movement is a broad critique of contemporary life’s increased fast pace and hyperconsumption, and slow tourism brings this orientation to holidaymaking. Instead of conventional mass tourism’s approach of optimally visiting as many attractions as possible within a destination or within a larger tour of destinations, slow tourism proposes that tourists immerse themselves within a place at a more languid pace. Slow tourism emphasizes the quality of experience versus the quantity of attractions visited within a destination.

Slow tourism may also be seen as an antidote to the accelerating growth in the tourist industry that many foresee as problematic in terms of environmental impacts, most especially climate change, as well as economic ...

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