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Travellers should think about environment when flying

26 January 2009 10:37

Travellers should think about environment when flying

A conservation group has said that while visiting sustainable attractions on holiday is a good thing, tourists should also consider the impact that their flight is having on the environment.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said that it is important that travellers think about the effect their holiday will have on the destination, both in how they arrive and what they do when they get there.

Travellers heading to Europe are also urged to consider opting to go by train to reduce their carbon footprint.

Peter Lockley, head of transport policy at the WWF, said: "We know that rail travel is several times less carbon intensive than flying, and so that's a preferable way for people to arrive."

He added: "Clearly people are going to take foreign holidays and in doing so, they should consider both the impact of how they travel there and the impact of what they do when they get there."

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