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Prince Harry launches eco-friendly travel scheme after private jet criticism

Prince Harry has launched a global initiative to encourage more environmentally friendly travel after a summer of headlines criticising him for using private jets.

The Duke of Sussex has travelled to Amsterdam on a commercial flight to launch the Travalyst partnership, which is backed by some of the biggest names in the travel industry.

It has been created to promote sustainable travel solutions by supporting local communities, protecting wildlife, tackling climate change and alleviating over-tourism.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet British singer-songwriter Elton John and David Furnish at the European Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England
Image:Elton John defended the royal couple after they travelled by private jet to his home in Nice

Organisations including, Ctrip, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and Visa have all signed up to be part of the initiative, which is being billed as the first of its kind.