Travel beyond 2020 – Hyperloop

The idea of passengers traveling in pods at high speed in sealed transportation tubes may seem to be straight out of a science fiction novel. It’s not. It’s an idea-turned concept inspired by technologist billionaire Elon Musk in 2012. Seven years later, Hyperloop transportation systems are nearing full-scale testing, with the first commercial operations ready perhaps within a few years.If it delivers what’s been promised, Hyperloop could transform short-haul travel, offering business travelers and their companies a sustainable travel option and untold cost and productivity savings.

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European aviation eco taxes; managing sustainable travel

International environmental organization “Friends of the Earth” estimates aviation emissions more than doubled between 1990 and 2016, while overall emissions from all sources fell by 43%.1 Low aviation taxes, a proliferation of low-cost carriers and the rise of alternative accommodation have been blamed for an air-travel boom. While the debate continues, European governments are starting to look to taxation as a way of reducing aviation’s environmental impact.

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