S. P. Pieri, P. Kouyias, V. Milioni, A. Stamos, I.Tzouvadakis
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Proceedings of the 34th AIVC - 3rd TightVent - 2nd Cool Roofs' - 1st venticool Conference , 25-26 September, Athens 2013

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. The research, conducted in three stages, aims to demonstrate how important is hotel location as a determinant factor of tourist carbon footprint and to propose measures to reduce CO2 emissions through the implementation of policies that are environmentally friendly and are aiming to facilitate the transport of the tourists and promote the use of public transport.