Of course, far too many clothes will also be brought for travelers, as well as sunglasses, swimsuits, and and sandals. Last year’s suntan lotion, and a good book. Probably included as well, just in case, is a sweater or jacket. Maybe a few of us will reevaluate how much luggage we actually need to bring. Most people won’t.
But packing your life into a suitcase may soon be a thing of the past given. The abundance of new techniques to lessen your carbon impact and the possibility of outright. Luggage bans in some places. After all, by bringing less, we lower our carbon emissions, our travel footprint, and our environmental impact.
Here are several locations that are challenging the ingrained notion of packing before you fly in order to emphasize how sustainable travel begins at home and provide shortcuts to a more organized vacation.
Japan Airlines recently introduced a trial program that allows foreign visitors the opportunity to rent clothes for their stay in the nation in advance, removing the need to drag and load. This was a bold step towards a more sustainable aviation sector.
The “Any Wear, Anywhere?” publicity gimmick, which will run through the end of August, is designed to encourage travelers to Japan to check in or carry on as little luggage as possible. This will allow the airline to assess the environmental impact of managing less luggage and reduce aircraft weight. Tailored clothing in a variety of sizes and designs is sent to the hotels where travelers are staying after they arrive in Tokyo, Osaka, or Fukuoka.
Even while the idea makes traveling easier, not everyone is sure it’s the best course of action.
Skiers attempt to reduce their carbon footprints all around the world. Although large luggage fees have long been associated with winter sports vacations, attitudes are beginning to change. In resorts all around France, Switzerland, and Austria, a novel concept is starting to take hold: leave the equipment at home and rent it at the resort.