Audience travel is the largest cause of greenhouse gas emissions in the performing arts sector. However, leisure travel has had little attention by government policy-makers, transport operators, and researchers to understand the travel choices and how these choices could be shifted to be more environmentally sustainable. There is incredible scope to reduce leisure travel emissions and have a knock-on effect in other areas of travel. This note provides an overview of why a focus on leisure travel is so important to target and what can be done to reduce its environmental impact.
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