Holidaymakers 'must try to be greener'
Holidaymakers 'must try to be greener'Anyone looking to reduce the environmental impact of their holidays should consider all aspects of any trip they take, one expert has claimed.
Peter Lockley, head of transport policy at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), explained that while people are increasingly concerned about green issues, many will continue to travel abroad.
He said: "Clearly people are going to take foreign holidays - and in doing so, they should consider both the impact of how they travel there and the impact of what they do when they get there."
Mr Lockley added that taking the train, rather than flying, is one way to reduce the impact of a holiday.
He also called on UK tourist body VisitBritain to do more to promote "greener travel choices", both by encouraging UK residents to holiday in Britain and by promoting more environmentally-friendly forms of transport to those coming to the country from overseas.
Mr Lockley's comments come after the launch of the Green Start programme by VisitBritain.
Under the scheme, the body will offer tourist attractions in Britain advice on how to improve their environmental sustainability and certify approved eco-friendly attractions.
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