OECD tackles green challenge of leisure travel
Member countries of the Paris-based OECD discussed environmental challenges of leisure and tourism travel at a workshop hosted by Germany's environment agency in Berlin on 4-5 November. Against a background of generally rising transport demand, a background paper for the meeting identifies leisure travel as a more important - and growing - element of total travel than often recognised. Most leisure travel and domestic tourism travel patterns are determined by car ownership, it suggests, and reducing car use therefore the most significant challenge. See workshop programme and issues paper.