Energy Consumption and CO

Advances in Hospitality and Leisure

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1445-4, eISBN: 978-1-84950-506-2

ISSN: 1745-3542

Publication date: 2 May 2007


This research aims to assess the energy use and CO2 contribution and depict the international visitors’ environmental impacts of flight transportation in Taiwan. Two elements entailing the energy consumption and CO2 contribution of flight transportation of international travelers of Taiwan revealed the environmental impact caused by international travelers in 2004. The number of outbound visitors of Taiwan was over twice the number of inbound visitors of Taiwan in 2004. The total energy use of international visitors of Taiwan for one-way trip is 74.44PJ. The total CO2 contribution of international visitors for one-way trip is 5136.54kilotons. The results show that distance is the key determinant of energy consumption and CO2 contribution by international tourists.


Chen, L. and Chen, J. (2007), "Energy Consumption and CO", Chen, J. (Ed.) Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Vol. 3), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 205-216.

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