Deciding where to go on vacation can depend on a lot of factors – from choosing to visit a new destination or one you’ve been to many times, to snagging a good deal, to finding a place the whole family will enjoy. For many travelers today, making a positive impact on the environment is also an important factor.
That’s why with Earth Day right around the corner, we’re excited to reveal the results of TripAdvisor’s eco-friendly travel survey of more than 700 U.S. travelers. The results showed that the green travel trend is gaining momentum among TripAdvisor members. In fact, 71 percent said they’re planning to make more eco-friendly choices in the next 12 months.
Other interesting survey findings include:
-Fifty-seven percent said they “often” make eco-friendly travel decisions, such as their choice of hotel, transportation, or food source.
-Forty-four percent “mostly” believe hotel claims to be eco-friendly, 32 percent “rarely” do and 20 percent “don’t know.”
-Half of the travelers surveyed would spend more money to stay at an eco-friendly accommodation.
-Nearly a third of travelers (30 percent) would choose a destination for a trip because it is considered eco-friendly.
Travelers’ in the survey also revealed that their top 3 eco-friendly practices are:
1. Turning off the lights when not in their hotel room – 88%
2. Participating in hotel’s linen/towel re-use programs – 80%
3. Using recycling in the hotel – 57%
Take a peek at the full survey results and tell us: Is eco-friendly travel important to you? Have you ever taken an eco-friendly trip? Share your experiences in the comments section below!