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Brits are increasingly looking for greener holiday experiences and the vast majority believe that hotels have a big role to play, according to new research.
It highlights that while holidays are still renowned as periods of indulgence, more people are also considering the environmental impacts of their trips.
This includes having a greater reliance on public transport to get around, walking more and taking recyclable bags to use when abroad, the Taxi2Airport.com survey shows.
These eco-friendly approaches show a great deal of consideration for the outdoors, while seven in ten people quizzed said they would pack light in a bid to cut their carbon emissions.
Two thirds of people said they regularly make efforts to turn off appliances and lighting when it’s not being used while a similar proportion use a re-usable water bottle to cut their plastic waste.
Half of people said they limit their use of single use plastics, while 54% said they look to finish any complimentary toiletries before requesting new ones.
The study also looked into what Brits believe hotels should do to become more environmentally friendly and the key take-out related to energy saving.
Some 82% of people said that electrical equipment, lighting and air conditioning should only work when someone is in the room, while seven in ten people said toiletries should be replenished less frequently.
Two thirds of people also suggested that hotels should have a recycling bin alongside a rubbish bin in every room.
Other factors included using less bed linen in rooms and for hotels to source more local goods to use in restaurants and shops.
When all of the factors were taken into account, the research found that 76% of Brits believe that hotels can do more to be eco-friendly.
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Date Created: 29/07/2019