Flight prices don't include eco-costs

07 March 2009 16:03

Flight prices don't include eco-costs

Eco-conscious travellers have been warned that the cost of an airline tickets does not accurately reflect the environmental impact of the flights being paid for.

According to JMP Consultants, the environmental and social costs of flights are still hard to measure, something which makes it difficult to compare the eco-efficiency of flights with other forms of transport.

Johnathan Green, associate of the transport planning consultancy, suggested that people would be better off looking at the suitability of different forms of travel rather than estimating the price.

"It's more [about] looking at the suitability of travel and the different indicators like environmental, economic and social," he added.

However, the WWF has suggested that businesses can reduce their carbon emissions by cutting down on the amount of travel.

For trips that remain crucial, travel insurance for business trips is an important expense that firms should not attempt to avoid.ADNFCR-1320-ID-19049456-ADNFCR

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