We’re more than aware that for a lot of people, sustainable travel is a contradiction in terms. How can something that generates so much carbon possibly be sustainable long term?
We understand that aviation releases more CO2 per passenger than any other mode of transport and that put simply, travel is an incredibly carbon intensive activity.
But we also know how important it is to be part of a global community, with whole countries and communities relying on international visits for their livelihoods and well-being. We also know how essential rich, engaging overseas experiences can be in guiding personal development, empathy, and perspective. We cannot turn our back on travel but we – along with others in the industry – cannot underestimate the impact our passion has on the places, people, and wildlife we love either.
Here at Outlook, we believe that the travel industry has not only an opportunity, but a responsibility to stand up for our planet in the battle against climate change. It’s for that reason that we have declared a climate emergency with Tourism Declares.