Tourism industry takes note of climate change

tourism.jpgClimate change is slowly becoming an issue for tourism specialists. High-ranking officials have been gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos to find ways to deal with it. The meeting called by the United Nations World Tourism Organization discussed measures including how reduce the industry’s large carbon footprint, but ended up with just a plea that efforts to reduce this footprint should not come at the expense of poor nations. The UNWTO says that tourism is responsible for up to six per cent of the world’s total CO2 emissions. It appeared that delegates at the meeting were taking little notice of the environmental damage they are causing. For more information about climate change and its impact on tourism, also see swissinfo’s special dossier.

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One Response

  1. yes , this is the most important factor . this could cause the uplift or the downfall of the tourism in a country .

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