Holidaymakers flying to California will be offered sustainable travel alternatives, the California Travel and Tourism Commission has said.
Caroline Beteta, president and chief executive of the California Travel and Tourism Commission (CTTC), said that it is the tourism industry’s responsibility to ensure that sustainable travel alternatives are "effortless" to make them more appealing to travellers.
The CTTC has assured that Los Angeles International Airport is "fast evolving" into becoming one of the greenest transport centres in the world, with the airport’s governing board having adopted a green building policy in 2007.
California’s theme parks have been recognised for their sustainability, with Los Angeles’ Universal Studios the first park to secure Environmental Media Association’s Green Seal Award.
Elsewhere, National Geographic has rated San Francisco one of the top-ten greenest cities in the US, with the city dedicating 17 percent of its 49 square miles to open space and parks.
Los Angeles International Airport is currently the sixth busiest airport in the world, handling 59,542,151 passengers in 2008.