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Travelling large in 2012

de Bruijn, K., Dirven, R., Eijgelaar, E., & Peeters, P.
Bibliographical information:
de Bruijn, K., Dirven, R., Eijgelaar, E., & Peeters, P. (2013). Travelling large in 2012: The carbon footprint of Dutch holidaymakers in 2012 and the development since 2002. Breda, The Netherlands: NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences.

The impact of tourism on the environment, in general and specifically on the climate, is still receiving plenty of attention. In 2008, the Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Transport of NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences and NRIT Research, in collaboration with NBTC-NIPO Research, published the (Dutch) pilot-report ‘Travelling large in 2005’. In this report the environmental impact of Dutch holiday behaviour was calculated. The carbon footprint was one tool used for this: the emissions of carbon dioxide are responsible for climate change.

We now present the sixth volume in this series, presenting the carbon footprint of holidays by the Dutch in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. This report (see download link further down) not only contains a complete overview of the impacts of Dutch tourists on the climate in 2012, but also presents the development of the holiday carbon footprint through the years 2002-2005-2008-2009-2010-2011-2012.

For Dutch readers, our chapter in Tourism and Recreation in Figures by Statistics Netherlands might also be interesting. The chapter, in Dutch, is an abbreviated version of this report including a limited number of tables and figures.

Travelling large in 2012 was conceived within the RAAK-SME (Regional Attention and Action for Knowledge Circulation) project CARMATOP (Carbon Management for Tour Operators), funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) and managed by Foundation Innovation Alliance (SIA).

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