TIW Customers Willing to Pay Green Flight Tax

A recent survey by Travel Insurance Web indicates that many holiday makers are willing to pay a green tax on their flight tickets to help balance out the environmental cost of flying.

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(PRWEB) January 16, 2007

Visitors to the travel insurance website, Travel Insurance Web (http://www.travelinsuranceweb.com) were asked if they were happy to see a green surcharge added to their travel costs, which would offset the carbon footprint of burning jet fuel. Over 61 percent of respondents were happy to do so.

A debate has been taking place for some time in the public domain over the best way for consumers, and corporations alike, to curb the emission of green house gases.

The revenue gathered from this green tax would be put toward companies or organisations that are researching and developing renewable and sustainable technologies. Whether this is the best way forward is still fiercely controversial.

Graham Linney, Marketing Director of Travel Insurance Web:

"Our customers clearly see that discretionary travel has an environmental impact.

"While they might not be giving up leisure travel, rightly so in my opinion, they can at least nullify the impact this may have. Our customers are typically financially shrewd, but it seems many of them are prepared to absorb the cost for what they see as a justifiable reason. A 'green levy' to offset carbon emissions from holiday travel seems to be a concept people understand."

Travel Insurance from Travel Insurance Web is available online at http://www.travelinsuranceweb.com.

Travel Insurance Web is a specialist insurance intermediary, whose primary service is to distribute low priced, high quality travel insurance cover. They offer two products: Single Trip Travel Insurance and Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance.

All travel insurance policies are arranged with Professional Travel Insurance Company Limited (PTI) by means of an exclusive price arrangement that allows the provision of very low prices. Products are only available to UK residents aged under 50 years old and are only distributed via the Internet.

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