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Monday, 21st December 2009
In Japan Travel News,

Long-haul flights 'can be carbon-friendly'

Long-haul flights, such as those taken from the UK to Japan, need not have an adverse impact on the environment.

Rachel Carey, senior policy adviser for environmental campaign group the Green Alliance, explains that there are steps that can be taken to reduce the carbon emissions associated with such flights.

These include using more eco-conscious transport options when travelling to and from the airport, as well as opting for well-maintained and efficient vehicles if hiring a car at the destination.

Walking and cycling are also recommended by Ms Carey as environmentally friendly alternatives to using private transport.

The Japan National Tourism Organization notes that a variety of transportation options are available to visitors to the country.

Within private transport these include car hire, while public transport offers buses, trains and domestic air travel.

Taxis are also available for visitors who want the privacy of their own transport without attempting to navigate the streets of Japan for themselves.

Written by Mark Smith