According to international conservation charity, the World Land Trust’s flight calculator, a return trip for a family of four from Johannesburg to Paris produces 14,69 tonnes of CO2. In contrast, their journey to Cape Town and back would only emit 1,69.
Premier Hotels & Resorts Group Sales & Marketing Manager Grant Sandham says that there is a silver lining. “With domestic tourism being the backbone of the industry, which contributes about 9% to the country’s gross domestic product, the more people who opt for staycations, the greater the impact on the industry and, in turn, the economy.”
The most significant benefit of staycations…