The tourism sector’s emissions are growing annually, but carbon efficiencies are generally improving .
The carbon footprint of tourism is considerable; in the order of 5 to 10% of global emissions, depending on how it is measured. Recently, a comprehensive study on tourism’s global footprint has been published in Nature Climate Change. The Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard presents detailed emissions on two key industries: aviation and the cruise industry. For aviation, the Dashboard uses a unique approach to estimating total global passenger carbon dioxide emissions. Data stem from the Amadeus booking database in combination with ICAO emission factors that are specific to each airport-airport pair. For cruise ship emissions, data stem from the Annual Reports of key companies. You can see the data pages in the sub menu of this page.