The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2015

(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.

Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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