Travel and Tourism

Rising global temperatures are already affecting the tourism industry - here's how

From rising heat to rising seas, holiday hotspots the world over are at risk from climate change. Image: Gaddafi Rusli on Unsplash

Ian Shine
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The travel and tourism sectors made up 7.6% of global GDP in 2022. Image: World Travel & Tourism Council

Graph illustrating the different activities that contribute to tourism’s total carbon footprint.
Tourism is a large driver of aviation, which creates 2% of global energy-related CO2 emissions. Image: Sustainable Travel International


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Emissions from tourism are forecast to rise by a quarter between 2016 and 2030. Image: UN World Tourism Organization
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Sustainable tourism takes account of its environmental impacts. Image: International Union for Conservation of Nature
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