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Non voyage

Forget going global and tread lightly as you travel – here’s why your next holiday should be a staycation

There’s a lot to be said for holidaying in the UK. You don’t need your passport, you won’t face any long airport queues (baggage reclaim and security check, we’re looking at you!), and not to mention you’ll be helping the planet in the process. Staycations, which are a holiday spent in your home country, will mostly avoid air travel, one of the worst offenders for contributing to carbon dioxide emissions. In fact, according to a paper published published in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change, tourism accounts for around eight per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions with airplanes being the main culprit. In the UK, we’re lucky enough to have four countries, 94,525 square miles, 7,723 miles of coastline, 69 cities, 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 15 national parks – in other words, we’re spoilt for choice in destinations to choose from. Convinced? Let’s get planning!

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