As the world slowly reopens and travel resumes, a recent survey by Booking.com found that the epidemic is affecting consumers’ perceptions of sustainability and how they will travel in the future. In an online survey of about 30,000 people in 30 countries and territories, 46% said the epidemic would make their future more sustainable travel. The results of the survey are detailed in the organization’s Sustainable Travel Report 2021
And since booking.com’s first sustainable travel study in 2016 sustain, the percentage of travelers wishing to stay in sustainable housing at least once in the coming year has risen from 62% in 2016 to 81% in 2021 – the biggest jump from last year to 74% in 2016, from above. “The results from Booking.com’s annual Sustainable Travel Report are even grimmer, as the travel industry looks set to recover after the coronavirus epidemic. In the report, Mariana Gibbles, director of sustainability at Booking.com, says, “Our research reveals how travel vacation exposes tourists to the effects of the eye, both positive and negative.
Surveyors’ top concerns about travel include excess waste such as single use plastics (43%), threats to local wildlife and natural habitats (34%), popular places (38%) and carbon dioxide emissions (22%). But Booking.com’s report finds a gap between what travelers want and expect and what housing providers are doing and sharing.
Although 61% of travelers say they are more likely to choose a place to stay if they practice sustainability practices, about 40% say they do not have adequate sustainable travel options and do not know how to find them when planning a trip. . In April, Booking.com surveyed 3,400 housing providers in 20 countries and found that nearly three-quarters applied some stability to their property, actively communicating with less than a third (31%) of potential guests, and most waited until it was checked in to do.
To help increase the visibility of more sustainable options since the beginning of this year, Booking.com is displaying a certificate of permanence on the property page. Certificates are revoked directly from organizations certified by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Green Tourism and EU EcoBel, as well as multiple hotel chain sustainability programs.