(CREST) “The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends and Statistics 2015” examines a wide range of surveys and studies done in the past five years to assess commitment to responsible travel, that is, “travel that minimizes negative impacts, brings economic benefits to host communities, and preserves the cultural and natural resources of the destinations.
Some Key findings from the report:
“43% of respondents said they would be considering the ethical or environmental footprint of their main holiday in 2014”
“over 30% of global tourists were only willing to pay only US$ 1 – $5 extra per night for an
environmentally friendly hotel.”
“The percentage of companies with travel booking policies that either require or recommend that a hotel adopt “sustainability” measures has jumped to 19% in the U.S., up from 11% in 2011”
You can read the whole report here.