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

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