Carbon Neutral schemes are winning widespread public support.
Simon Westaway, GM of Corporate Affairs at Jetstar, told delegates at the Tourism Directions conference in Sydney that 10% of the low cost carrier’s customers are opting to pay its Carbon Offset fee, which varies according to the distance but is generally a couple of bucks or less.
For example, Jetstar’s Carbon Offset fee for a return flight between Sydney and the Gold Coast is A$1.64. Meanwhile Scott Blume from Zuji said its Travelocity stable mate, Lastminute.com in Europe, was getting 20% take-up on Carbon Neutral initiatives.
Travel Trends: November 1, 2007