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Record number 417548
Title Tourism Transport, Technology, and Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Author(s) Peeters, P.M.
Source In: Tourism and the Implications of Climate Change: Issues and Actions / Schott, C., Bingley, UK : Emerald Group Publishing Limited - ISBN 9780857246196 - p. 67 - 90.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/S2042-1443(2010)0000003007
Department(s) Cultural Geography
Publication type Chapter in scientific book
Publication year 2010
Abstract Technological development from horse-drawn carriages to the new Airbus A380 has led to a remarkable increase in both the capacity and speed of tourist travel. This development has an endogenous systemic cause and will continue to increase carbon dioxide emissions/energy consumption if left unchecked. Another stream of technological research and development aims at reducing pollution and will reduce emissions per passenger-kilometer, but suffers from several rebound effects. The final impact on energy consumption depends on the strength of the positive and negative feedback in the technology system of tourism transport. However, as the core tourism industry including tour operators, travel agencies, and, accommodation has a strong link with air transport, it is unlikely that technological development without strong social and political control will result in delivering the emission reductions required for avoiding dangerous climate change
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