AITO: The Association of Independent Tour Operators

European Travel by Rail - Clean Air Day

20 Jun 2019 - Small group tour operator, Undiscovered Destinations has announced that all clients travelling on their European tours will now be able to travel to the start destination by rail.

To begin with, Undiscovered Destinations are offering this service to clients booking their popular 'Romania - The land that Time Forgot' tour, but will eventually be offering the service to all of the European destinations offered.

Why take the train?

As travellers we are all aware of the concerns about air travel and the impact that it has on the environment. And at Undiscovered Destinations that is the challenge we face.

Should we be promoting trips and destinations that involve considerable amounts of flying? We do so because we need to stay mindful of the role that responsible tourism plays in the global economy and within individual communities. Tourism employs 1 in 10 people globally, and offers opportunities for the poor whose only assets are their culture, environments and ways of life, and for whom most industries are inaccessible.

Tourism can also fund and justify protecting and enhancing the world’s cultural and natural diversity when there are often other burning priorities.

We know that for many of our destinations flying cannot be avoided. But we believe that for some of our tours, taking the train is a practical, affordable and most of all a very enjoyable alternative. Even flying in just one direction will have a very positive benefit on the environment.

To compare the emissions for your next trip take a look at this easy to use emissions calculator -

For more information contact Undiscovered Destinations on 0191 296 2674 or email

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