Why tourism must become more expensive

expensive“Imagine this scenario for global tourism: To prevent climate change, governments implement legislation that stabilizes the cost of energy irrespective of price changes in world markets, and increase this cost by 5% per year. Aviation, tourism’s largest and fastest growing contributor to emissions, is capped in its emissions, i.e. an annual maximum emission is introduced that declines by 1% every year.”

This, Stefan Gossling writes on Travelmole, would be a serious mitigation scenario for tourism in line with pledges to limit global warming at 2°C compared to preindustrial times.

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Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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