Prince Harry Shames The Travel Industry
The bad timing, tone deaf lectures that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle insist on delivering grew by one as Harry decided it was a good time to preach to the travel industry to “build back better” following Covid-19. He had the cheek to tell them they have a “responsibility” for the way the public travels.
The only problem with that is: 1. Harry flies on private jets and has been traveling around L.A. in a gas guzzling Escalade with no shame, and 2. The UK’s biggest tour operator TUI just announced it was closing a third of its stores.
Spot on, Harry!
Prince Harry made his first appearance since his bombshell biography was excerpted. What was the occasion for Harry to come out of his strangely silent hole following his cringey bio?
Harry made the preachy video from Los Angeles as an opening speech at a virtual global summit for his sustainable tourism project Travalyst. Not that he himself actually intends to do in anything that can be considered sustainable, based on his private jetting and Escalade driving. Is anyone even listening to this charlatan spew?
Not only did Harry think it his place to tell the entire travel industry (who are experts in their field, unlike Harry) to “build back better” but he railed on about their “responsibility” to change the way the public travels. Once again, Harry travels by gigantic carbon footprint means and modes, but the rest of us should take public transportation and Southwest or Ryanair?
Harry appeared via video link from Los Angeles to stump for his “sustainable” tourism project Travalyst. Harry’s hot air emissions lecture coincided with the launch of the first summit session on Thursday morning.
Here are some key takeaways from Harry’s speech
“We need to build back – but we need to build back better. And that means there’s a responsibility, a responsibility we cannot avoid or dismiss, for us to reshape this industry in a way that benefits everyone and everything for decades to come.” Which means he will no longer travel by private jet and land whales? See Harry, the problem with informing others of what constitutes proper conduct means the spotlight is on you to do the same.
Which is why, when he has the audacity to say that young people want trips that are greener, he shouldn’t think he is exempted from that same credo.
He concluded with that now familiar mantra about being a world savior by saying, “This is the future of travel, and a future that Travalyst is here to support and catalyse.”
Harry launched Travalyst last autumn, co-founding it with Booking.com, Skyscanner, Tripadvisor, Trip.com and Visa. Can anyone visualize Harry actually booking a vacation that sustains the environment? That’s what I thought.