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Holidays could be restricted if personal carbon allowances are introduced, warns travel firm

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🗞️ Driving the news: A report from Intrepid Travel envisions that International travel could face restrictions through the implementation of  "personal carbon allowances" resembling passports due to rising global temperatures, citing the potential "extinction" of popular destinations

🔭 The context: Intrepid Travel's report envisions that carbon passports will be implemented to align with a global carbon budget of 750 billion tonnes until 2050
• Anticipated by 2040, restrictions may curtail annual travel, compelling individuals to manage carbon emissions

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The intricate link between climate change and travel necessitates a shift towards sustainability
• As climate impacts threaten traditional holiday spots, prioritizing environmental and social considerations in travel becomes imperative for a resilient and responsible tourism industry

⏭️ What's next: The report envisions a cohort of "travel transformers" driving the shift toward regenerative travel, urging the industry to address climate change
• Darrell Wade, co-founder of Intrepid Travel, emphasizes the need for immediate collective action and innovation to decarbonize travel for sustainable development

💬 One quote: "The clock is ticking for our planet and the future of the travel and tourism industry. There is limited time left, and immediate collective action and innovation is needed to decarbonize travel." (Darrell Wade, co-founder of Intrepid Travel)

📈 One stat: A survey reveals that 70% of individuals aged 18-24 are likely to adjust travel times due to changing weather patterns

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