Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Holidaymakers 7 times more likely to choose cost over carbon footprint

We're celebrating the short month of February with a week of short posts.

Today's features the Environmental News Network and concerns a survey on important factors when choosing a holiday destination, completed by UK traveler's using Eurostar.

Amongst other things, the survey revealed that the 'cost of getting there' was selected seven times more often than 'carbon footprint'.

The report goes on to quote "raveling by rail is on average three to 10 times less CO2-intensive compared to road or air transport, according to the UIC, a Paris-based international organization of the railway sector.".

Visit Environmental News Network (click here) and see if you should be going green.

photo credit: ell brown

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