In the third episode of our special mini-series on travel, Lilah talks with our travel editor, Tom Robbins. Tom is an expert on the tourism industry. We discuss the biggest trends in travel, and he gives us an honest account of where we are today: how social media has changed the places we visit, how governments are dealing with over-tourism, and how James Bond helped make Iceland cool.


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– Tom is on Twitter at @TRtravels

– 2022 travel predictions:

– Skiing the Dolomites in a day:

– Deep in the woods, a ski retreat that’s straight from a fairytale:

– Video: a pilgrimage to Europe’s highest hotel:

– This winter’s most exciting ski destination: Albania’s Accursed Mountains:

– More on Bhutan’s tourist tax

– One of the most remote places to visit in the world:

– On overtourism:

– Glamping in Greenland:


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This episode was produced by Zach St Louis. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner.

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