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Slow Cyprus: alternative tourist routes

Slow Cyprus: alternative tourist routes

Ieromonachou, Petros ORCID: 0000-0002-5842-9585 and Warren, James (2011) Slow Cyprus: alternative tourist routes. In: 3rd International Conference on Special Interest Tourism and Destination Management, 27-30 Apr 2011, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Historically, marine routes to Cyprus were important modes of travel from mainland Europe and the UK. Today the dominant mode is via air and much faster travel times are achieved. This paper compares and contrasts the overall CO2 emissions and costs - in time and monetary units - per passenger, for overland travel modes from the UK and Russia to Cyprus, in order to illustrate potential slow-tourist routes. Hypothetical routes are constructed, using potentially slow modes of travel via a mixture of overland rail and then by sea. A number of sea ports are considered as departure points including the main historic ports of Marseilles, Naples, and Odessa with origins linked to major cities such as London, Paris, Milan, Rome, and Moscow. These rail-sea journeys are then compared to direct air services.
Some cost estimates are also considered. These slower routes may not be as ‘green’ (e.g. lower carbon content) as initially thought but could become more popular and could therefore contribute to lower emissions for tourists when compared to more typical air transport based routes. The paper gives some indication as to which routes are ‘slow’ and which are low emissions, and also gives some potential ideas where and how emissions savings could be made.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: [1] This paper was presented at the 3rd International Conference Special Interest Tourism and Destination Management held from 27-30 April 2011 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Uncontrolled Keywords: slow tourism, carbon dioxide emissions, sea voyage, rail travel, aviation
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:19
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7795

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