Global tourism’s big carbon footprint

15 May 2018

The carbon footprint of tourismThe true cost of our desire to travel, from flights to souvenirs, has been determined through a comprehensive study that reveals global tourism is a significant and growing contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

The research found the global tourism footprint of tourism-related greenhouse gas emission is four times greater than previous estimates, and is responsible for eight per cent of global emissions.

The University of Queensland Business School researcher Dr Ya-Yen Sun said a re-think about tourism as ‘low-impact’ was crucial.