- 1 billion tourists are travelling across the world each year
- Aviation is the single largest contributor to greenhouse gases
- One transatlantic return flight emits as much carbon dioxide as an average car does in one year
- Buses have 5 times less CO2 emissions per passenger per kilometre than a plane on the same route
If you do decide to hire (or use your own car whilst on holidays), there are several environmentally friendly or green travel options to be aware of. The following are all ways of reducing your impact on the environment.
- Keeping to the speed limit
- Switching off the engine in heavy traffic jams
- Driving in as high a gear as possible
- Minimising use of roof racks
- Check your tires, ensure wheels are aligned and tires inflated
In order to reduce fuel burn, plan your intended route first to avoid congestion and having to re route due to incorrect directions. For a potential savings on fuel, keep your car's engine tuned properly and ensure that your spark plugs, oxygen sensors, air filters, hoses and belts are tuned properly.
The burning of fossil fuel results in the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and is contributing to the effect of global warming. This growing concern has led to the idea of 'green' cars, which cause less damage to the environment.
Types of Green Car
- Toyota Prius 1.5 T3
- Honda Civic Hybrid
- Smart Fortwo