Luxury travel: 50 wealthy tourists, eight countries … and one giant carbon footprint

Beaches on Bartolome, one of the remote Galápagos islands which are visited on the 24-day world tour. Photograph: Jesse Kraft/Getty Images Forget cruises. The super-rich have found a new way to see the world in the luxurious style of an ocean liner but taking a fraction of the time: private jet round-the-world tours. This week, 50 members of the wealthy elite will board a privately chartered Boeing 757 to begin a 24-day guided tour of the globe, taking in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, the Galápagos islands and mountain…

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