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Time to consider the implications of aviation and its impacts in international transport

The UK’s roles as a destination for international tourism and as a global aviation hub may need to be re-evaluated in the light of climate change, says David Quarmby

David Quarmby, although a former chair of the British Tourist Authority, readily concedes that the climate change implications of mass international travel do need to be taken seriously
David Quarmby, although a former chair of the British Tourist Authority, readily concedes that the climate change implications of mass international travel do need to be taken seriously
Quarmby sees the design of transport systems for luggage-laden families who don’t speak English as a key test of infrastructure design 
“if it works for them it’ll work for anybody”
Quarmby sees the design of transport systems for luggage-laden families who don’t speak English as a key test of infrastructure design “if it works for them it’ll work for anybody”

 

As a former chairman of the British Tourist Authority, Colin Buchanan director David Quarmby has a unique perspective on the effect that tourism (both international and internal) has on the UK’s transport policies and economic development. And, interestingly, he is happy to concede that the issue of climate change has become a key ‘battleground’, with neither of the possibly incompatible aims of maximising economic growth and reducing our carbon emissions clearly more...

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