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Published on Friday, May 21, 2021

EasyJet holidays will offset carbon emissions from package holidays.

EasyJet holidays plans to offset the energy used in hotel stays as well as the fuel used for all its flights and transfers.

The news comes in the same week as international travel has restarted and means all future package holidays are carbon offset as well as the holiday company retrospectively offsetting the emissions for all holidays operated since it launched in November 2019.

EasyJet holidays announced the move ahead of plans to launch its full sustainability strategy very soon.

This first builds on the airline's commitment to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used on all its flights.

EasyJet says it is actively involved in the development of all-electric, hybrid and hydrogen propulsion to achieve zero-emission flying in the future.

The airline is committed to transitioning as soon as these technologies are available and viable.

EasyJet, and now easyJet holidays, undertakes carbon offsetting through schemes accredited by Gold Standard and VCS. They will include forestry, renewable and community-based projects.

Garry Wilson, easyJet holidays CEO, said; "We've spent a lot of time when we've not had customers travelling working on our sustainability plans. We believe there's a real opportunity to play our part to re-open tourism sustainably.  I'm really proud that from today we become the first major tour operator to offset the carbon emissions from our holidays."

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