Desires haven’t any borders: touring opens minds

There’s a lot speak about sustainability, about fearing a future that’s at all times unsure as a result of it’s unknown. Throughout my childhood, in my soul as a baby nested a terror that every thing would disappear resulting from a horrible nuclear confrontation between two blocks. The press didn’t disguise the ‘collateral harm’ and the horrible photos of wars (Vietnam/Cambodia/Eritrea/independence wars…).

They confirmed us ache and loss of life. The results of those bombs have been continuously recalled and we have been conscious that, absurdly, a larger quantity and extra highly effective nuclear bombs have been accumulating, which had the capability to destroy the complete humanity a number of occasions over. And that horrible nightmare might occur tomorrow!

Is our planet sustainable? Doubts and fears assail us. However we’re sure of one thing: this world is just not sustainable with out peace. Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Congo, Palestine, Eritrea or Yemen cry out within the horrible vacancy of a humanity that doesn’t pay attention that nothing is sustainable with out peace.

The World Tourism Group (UNWTO) signifies that in 2019 1,500 million vacationers crossed the borders. Lots of of hundreds of thousands are the human beings who every year search to meet a dream by beginning a journey. By way of touring they treasure days of happiness. Days in dream locations. After that ‘parenthesis’ of their lives, they are going to return to their realities, these realities that in flip enable them to keep up new targets and goals. Touring, goals haven’t any borders, they appear to open up welcoming us to nearly any nook of the planet with a smile.

Nevertheless, UNHCR reminds us that round 95 million refugees ‘survive’; folks displaced by wars, violence, intolerance. They dream that there have been no borders. Fleeing from their realities, they start journeys during which solely hope permits them to bear the burden of uncertainties and fears.

Tens of millions are ready in infinite and grey refugee camps, to those who many others couldn’t even attain after sowing the trail with their wandering our bodies. They do not have a return ticket, they can not face the opportunity of having to return!

For them, too, goals haven’t any borders. Nevertheless, the truth they face is the nightmare of just about at all times closed borders: fences, police, prohibitions… even when they handle to beat them, they would be the ‘totally different’, the ‘refugee’, the ’emigrant’ and they’ll face appears loaded with intolerance, “victims seen as responsible”.

The tourism business lives on goals

Peace is just not attainable with out tolerance and respect between totally different cultures. Attending to know our planet, sharing smiles with fellow species who dwell in different realities and profess different beliefs is one of the best ways to sow seeds of tolerance and respect within the souls of those that journey.

From each human being we will study one thing, from each human being we will train one thing. Understanding the immense wealth that range is for humanity, the infinite information that accumulates in every thoughts, in every society, in every tradition. Cease fearing the totally different, to, quite the opposite, know that this distinction offers humanity as a complete the opportunity of rising via its manner of seeing life.

The world is moved by feelings, concern is a horrible emotion. Worry is usually born out of ignorance. We ignore, we despise, we concern what we have no idea. Worry of the unknown results in hatred of the unknown. Figuring out, smiling, understanding the totally different fears disappear and provides manner —nearly at all times— to the proximity of souls, flourishing to the rejection of violence.

How a lot humanity has modified with the arrival of the Web! Its affect has been gigantic and has opened infinite worlds of infinite human beings to us!

How a lot humanity has modified via the motion of billions of human beings who’ve recognized different nations and cultures. Tens of millions of individuals have smiled and understood different beings—perceived otherwise—travelling. How a lot tourism has contributed, via the a whole lot of hundreds of thousands of messengers of peace that vacationers turn out to be after assembly ‘one other’, within the rising and world feeling of humanity that wishes peace, tolerance and coexistence amongst totally different folks.

Touring opens minds. Touring makes human beings extra respectful of different cultures. Touring sows in our souls seeds of tolerance, of respect… of these flower seeds that yearn for peace and that cry out for the necessity for us to know find out how to share our lovely and numerous planet.

Tourism is undoubtedly the best ambassador for peace that humanity represents. Struggle is destruction, there isn’t a sustainability with out peace. These ‘different vacationers’ wouldn’t exist within the refugee camps if we obtain that the primary goal of humanity is tolerance, respect and peace between totally different folks.

Variations which might be truly nearly non-existent once we discuss in regards to the feelings that transfer human beings: the need for happiness, the necessity to love, the should be understood or no less than to respect our manner of seeing life, the seek for a dignified life for us and people who comply with us on the street.

***Luis García is the founding father of Europa Mundo Vacaciones, member of the board of administrators of EMV and designer of vacationer circuits.

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