The international animal travel market is expected to rise to $219 billion by 2032 as tourists don’t find high fees as a deterrent to visiting if they know their money is going to preservation efforts, especially if they are visiting animals threatened with extinction.
According to Future Market Insights, appetite is growing in the sector from travellers for more hotels, and other forms for accommodations, such as guest houses that have a green impact. They are interested in exploring destinations in countries such as Australia, the United States and China, all who boast beautiful wildlife sanctuaries.
Along with wanting to see animals, tourists are also keen to see diverse plant life as a lot of the visitors are coming from cities and want to experience something more natural than their normal settings.
Another possible source for revenue for wildlife sanctuaries is exploring producing short films, movies and trips for educational establishments, like schools and colleges, and for wildlife photographers. This is being touted, according to the research, as vital streams of income giving the industry a boost.
Concerns have also been expressed by people seeking an experience with an animal, such as people visiting tigers in India, which is a booming industry with spots like Kanha National Park and Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary. Animal rights campaigners point out that this has the potential to upset the big cats.