Travelling Large in 2020

The carbon footprint of Dutch holidaymakers in 2020 and the development since 2002.

The aim of this research consists of two parts. Firstly, it provides an overview of the effects of Dutch holidaymakers on climate and eco-efficiency in 2020. Secondly, it shows some of the changes that have occurred between 2002 and 2020. 

This understanding requires answers to the questions:

  • What is the total carbon footprint of Dutch holidaymakers and what are the developments of this carbon footprint?
  • How does the holiday carbon footprint relate to the total carbon footprint of the Netherlands?
  • What factors determine the development of the carbon footprint?
  • What type of holidays and which parts of tourism are the least/most damaging to the environment?
  • What is the eco-efficiency of different types of holidays?

It will provide the sector and the government with insight into the most important contributing factors of the environmental impact of holidays. 



Main collaborating partner

NRIT (Nederlands Research Instituut voor Recreatie en Toerisme) and NBTC (Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions)

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