‘CARBON PASSPORTS’ may be the answer

… tourism sector generates around one-tenth of the greenhouse gas emissions

… “carbon passports” will soon become a reality if the tourism industry hopes to survive  [ Intrepid Travel report ]

… each traveller being assigned a yearly carbon allowance that they cannot exceed

… These allowances can then “ration” travel

… predicts that we will see carbon passports in action by 2040

… our travel habits may already be on the verge of change

… Improvements in fuel efficiency are slowly reducing per passenger emissions

… But … whatever the industry’s efforts … they will be outweighed by the growth in air traffic

… ticket prices would have to rise by 1.4% each year

… discouraging some people from flying

… However, in reality, ticket prices are falling

… Some European countries are beginning to take measures to reduce air travel

… passengers on short-haul flights and older aircraft in Belgium have been subject to increased taxes

… France banned short-haul domestic flights

Spain is expected to follow suit

… A similar scheme could also be on the horizon for Germany

… cruise ships pump four times as many sulphuric gases … into the atmosphere than all of Europe’s 291 million cars combined

… Holidaymakers should prepare to change their travel habits now, before this change is forced upon them


                      Intrepid Travel report