Considering the Attica exampleː hotel location as a determinant factor of tourist carbon footprint

The tourism industry is responding to the widespread concern over the future of the global climate. However, little quantitative work has been done on carbon dioxide emissions associated with tourism destinations. This paper proposes a framework illustrating how this can be done. The tourist carbon footprint (TCF) is a result of tourists’ personal consumption, transportation, activity, and accommodation costs. In this study we evaluate the tourist carbon footprint associated with tourist transportation to and in the vicinity of the prefecture of Attica, Greece.