'Unknown Tourism' from Expedia UK Shows What You Won't See

By: Michael Hemsworth - Oct 5, 2016
References: expedia & expedia
In celebration of World Animal Day which takes place on October 4th each year, 'Unknown Tourism' is a set of travel advertisements from Expedia UK that show what won't be found in various spots around the world.

The fictional poster series highlights six locations including Mauritius, Alaska, Costa Rica, Jamaica, New Zealand and Tasmania, and creatures you won't find living there anymore. The posters identify species that have been classified as extinct and aims to commemorate these animals that we have lost in a respectful manner.

The travel advertisements within 'Unknown Tourism' are somewhat vintage in aesthetic and call to mind the imagery of travel posters from years passed. Better yet, they draw attention to important issues like deforestation, climate change and the effects that humans can have on wildlife.