Travelers set out with many different expectations for their trip. Whether it is for business or pleasure, jet setters can ensure outings are eco-friendly with only a few simple tweaks. Traveling in groups or venturing out into the wilderness are options for travelers wishing to minimize their carbon footprint.
According to TripAdvisor, 71 percent of travelers say they are planning to make eco-conscious travel decisions in the future, and 65 percent said they have in the past 12 months. Sustainability while traveling can be as simple as turning off unused lights in hotel rooms and opting to reuse linen during a stay.
Volunteer-based traveling is one of the best options for those wishing to contribute to the environment during their vacation. From spending time on a farm to protecting Yellowstone, options are endless and can be suited to an individual's personality.
Finding a eco-friendly hotel is a great way to ensure a trip is good to the environment and luxurious. When researching the perfect hotel to stay in, consider looking for eco credentials on a company’s website and browse its site to find out how it contributes to the community. If a company hires locally, has links to charities and provides information on their sustainable efforts, its eco claims are backed up.