A new section on the website of the Austrian National Tourist Office UK & Ireland http://www.austriatourism.com/uk is highlighting the country’s strong eco-friendly travel options for visitors. Although being green is a way of life for Austrians they have until now not heralded their green credentials as much as other tourist destinations.
“Staying in one of Austria’s leading environmentally-friendly resorts, such as Lech, could in some cases even cause fewer CO2 emissions than staying at home in the UK,” says Veronica Tonge. She has recently completed a study into “The Role of Ski Tourists’ Level of Awareness of Responsible Tourism Issues in Determining Destination Choice” in association with the International Centre for Responsible Tourism.
Alfred Strigl, deputy director of the Austrian Institute for Sustainability, says: “When it comes to the environment Austrians are top of Europe and top of the world.” Continue Reading