Booking.com Reveals Key Findings From Its 2019 Sustainable Travel Report
Nearly half (45%) of U.S travelers report being more determined to make sustainable travel choices than they were a year ago, but barriers include a lack of knowledge and available or appealing options when trying to put this into practice.
However, common barriers travelers face when making sustainable travel choices are:
(% of U.S respondents who agree)
- I do not know how to make my travel more sustainable (40%)
- Although I do see options to travel more sustainably, other options tend to appeal more (41%)
- I cannot afford the extra expenditure of sustainable travel (40%)
- My agenda constraints me in the sustainable choices I can make (36%)
- Sustainable travel destinations appeal to me less than other destinations (41%)
- I understand what I can do to travel more sustainably (43%)
Travel companies have an important role to play, as the demand for sustainable stays is growing in popularity. With almost two thirds (64%) of U.S travelers intending to stay at least once in an eco-friendly or green accommodation when looking at the year ahead.
For the full release and research methodology, visit https://news.booking.com/en-us/.
U.S Press Office
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