Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Harry asks to be known as Harry

Bloody tourists

The Duke of Sussex asked for delegates at a tourism conference in Edinburgh to address him simply as Harry.

The prince was speaking at the Travalyst event being held in the Scottish capital...

In his address, Prince Harry - who is known as the Earl of Dumbarton when he is in Scotland - warned that the growth of tourism was threatening to destroy some of the world's most beautiful places...

He warned that if steps were not taken, there was the risk that more of the world's "most beautiful destinations" would be closed or destroyed.

He said this could also lead to "more communities becoming overwhelmed, more beaches shut because of pollution, and animals and wildlife driven from their natural habitat - which has a huge impact on communities and reduces tourism opportunities".

It's a real problem - anyone can see that. When it comes to the prospect of mass tourism overwhelming those beautiful destinations, how are the elites going to tell the rest of us to f**k off and stay at home? I'm sure they'll find a way.


Sam Vega said...

Don't worry. We won't be allowed to fly or drive or even congregate in large crowds. But who needs these things when your little flat is comfortable, and soya is cheap, and broadband works efficiently? Actual travel is a sign of unfulfillment.

Graeme said...

If the animals had any sense, they would read the eco tourist travel brochures and then move to the places the tourists will be coming from. Expect to find intellectual koalas and cheetahs in the Yorkshire dales shortly, basking in the anonymity while the tourists persist in trekking to Kenya or Australia

Michael said...

As we ignore anything this twerp and the yank spouts, it's easy for us to do what we feel we want to, when we want to.

As it happens we don't even have passports now, and unlike the elite, we don't fly anywhere either.

Edward Spalton said...

Just in passing, I picked up a suggestion that the Duke of Sussex should now be referred to as” His Royal Harryness”

A K Haart said...

Sam - Mrs H and I recently had a conversation about the need to travel to see certain sights we could more easily see at home via videos. We came to the conclusion that in some cases there is no point travelling.

Graeme - interesting, I wonder if that is the real reason why red squirrels cleared off?

Scrobs - we haven't flown anywhere for years. Too much hassle.

Edward - or maybe Prince Harried?