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Understanding the Behavior of Hypermobile Tourists

on 1 March 2020
 
International tourism has grown considerably in recent decades, partly as a result of the growth of low-cost airlines, which have become an essential sector of the global economy and a regular feature in our way of life. And yet the explosion of tourism, and in particular of air travel, raises certain environmental concerns. Given that just 5% of French people contributed in 2006 to 50% of greenhouse-gas emissions from tourism, the Mobile Lives Forum wanted to explore the lifestyles of hypermobile tourists. Who are they? What is the environmental impact of their mobility? To what extent and under what conditions would they be willing to change their habits in order to reduce their carbon footprint?

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