Travel industry the "biggest enemy" the NRDC has

“[Roger] Dow [president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association] fears the next big problem for the tourism industry will be environmental policies that discourage people from traveling. Dow said he got that message in 2008 when he invited Michael Goo, the climate legislative director for the Natural Resources Defense Council’s climate center, to meet with the U.S. Travel Association policy committee.

“I think the board was a little stunned,” Dow said. “When we asked him to speak his mind about the industry, he said, ‘You’re the biggest enemy I have.’ They (environmentalists) aren’t as concerned about how travel works for the economy [as] they are about reducing carbon emissions.””  “Travel expert: Environmental policies loom as tourism threat


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