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“Now a CO₂ tax must be paid when flying”

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André Lüthi: “Everyone easily pays an airport tax, a security tax, a fuel surcharge. Why isn’t a contribution to the climate accepted?”


Jean Claude RaemyEditor Economics

Greenpeace recently sounded the alarm. According to a study commissioned by the environmental organization, private jets belonging to WEF participants emitted 9,700 tons of CO₂ during last year’s WEF week – this corresponds to the weekly emissions of 350,000 cars. Things are also happening again in intercontinental holiday travel. Thailand wants to welcome around 80 million tourists a year as early as 2027. That would double the number of tourists received in 2019 (the last year before the pandemic). All good intentions regarding a more sustainable tourism are apparently thrown to the wind. According to his own statements, André Lüthi (61), CEO of the Globetrotter Group based in Bern, is one who is fighting against this.

BLICK: André Lüthi, as soon as you can travel freely again, the travel industry is back to full growth. Where is the climate protection?
André Luthi: In fact, some actors have not learned any lessons from the Corona crisis. But there is a new awareness: the social compatibility of travel and climate change are the focus for more and more travelers. During the pandemic, people thought about travel behavior.

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