Sustainable transport development news
Tourism is estimated to be responsible for 5% of global CO2 emissions, 40% of which come from air transport alone.
Fossil fuel transport negatively affects the sustainable development of tourism due to high greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution.
A large flow of vehicles leads to congestion, increased noise levels and poor road safety, which negatively affects the tourist experience and tourism development in general.
The increase in the number of tourist transport has a negative impact on the climate and the health of animals and vegetation in tourist areas.
The construction of new transport infrastructures to serve tourists can lead to the destruction of natural landscapes and the violation of biological diversity.
Transportation of food and other materials to tourist areas also results in high levels of carbon emissions and other environmental pollution.
The increase in transportation volumes leads to problems with traffic and congestion on the roads, which negatively affects both tourists and local residents and the ecosystem.
Transportation can lead to negative social impacts, such as creating problems with the availability of tourist spots for local residents, as well as leading to overpopulation and the destruction of cultural heritage.
Tourist transport can be a source of noise and air pollution, which negatively affects the health of local residents and the environment.
All of these factors can significantly undermine the sustainability of the tourism industry, so it is important to promote alternative modes of transport such as cycling, hiking and public transport, as well as the use of new technologies such as electric cars.
Here are collected various cases and examples of sustainable development practices of various modes of transport.
Aviation Sustainability Overview
Examples of improving aviation sustainability and advice to travelers on how to choose more sustainable air travel. More.
Quote: “Airport operator, Aena, continues to focus on three key pillars: optimising the passenger experience, increasing operational efficiency, and developing sustainable mobility.” More.
Lufthansa launches Green Fares initiative in response to passenger demand for sustainable travel. More.
Sustainable Skies Lab
Delta Airlines launches the Sustainable Skies Lab to develop and implement sustainable air travel practices. More.
Bicycle rental for tourists
A bike rental company in Fiji has begun treating tourists as its customers and encouraging them to use bikes when traveling. More.
In Mallorca, for the first time in the world, they began to use hydrogen-powered buses to transport tourists. More.
Electric aircraft and catamarans
Tourist vehicles on the Great Barrier Reef are being converted to electric drive. More.
Saudi Arabia launches zero-emission public transport. More.