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Among the statistics found in The Vacationer’s recent “2022 Sustainable Travel Survey,” 87% of American adults said that sustainable travel is important to them (34% said it’s “very important” and 53% said it’s “somewhat important”). This is nearly a 5% increase from the 2021 survey – a number that represents 12 million people. The Mid-Atlantic (which includes New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) reported a 93% response rate to sustainable travel being important.
More than half (52%) of respondents said they would make more eco-friendly decisions when planning travel, but only if it did not inconvenience them; 30% said they would make such decisions, regardless of inconvenience. Of people ages 18 to 29, 92% said they would make more sustainable decisions when planning travel. The oldest generation said the same 76% of the time.
Cost remains the most important factor, but this is still a significant increase from 2021. Just under one-fifth (18%) of respondents said there are enough sustainable travel options when it comes to flights, hotels, and rental cars, while more than one-third (37%) said there are not. Nearly half were unsure.
Source: Travel Agent Central