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Consultation on sustainable tourism: impacts of tourism and travel on the environment and how these can be reduced

30 September, 2019

Consultation on sustainable tourism: impacts of tourism and travel on the environment and how these can be reduced

Sally Cairns

Consultation response   Transport & Mobility

Sally Cairns

Our response to the impact of tourism and travel on the environment consultation focuses on the importance of travel as a contributor, drawing on evidence and proposing action to encourage more sustainable travel and tourism.

This House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry looks at ways to reduce the impact of tourism and travel on the environment.

Summary of our response

CREDS’ response focuses on the importance of travel to overall tourism emissions, the lack of technological solutions and strategies to address the growth in air travel by UK residents. We draw on evidence from research within CREDS and further afield, and propose action to encourage more sustainable travel and tourism, such as choosing sustainable travel options and encouraging domestic tourism.

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