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Booking.com Shares New Research on Canadian Travellers' Interest In and Barriers To Travelling Sustainably

TORONTO , April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world gears up to mark Earth Day on April 22nd , Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released findings from its annual sustainable travel that reveal how Canadians are striving to be more ecological travellers. This research reveals that almost half (48%) of Canadian travellers believe that people need to act now and make sustainable travel choices to save the planet for future generations.

However, common barriers travelers face when making sustainable travel choices are:

(% of global respondents who agree)

  • I do not know how to make my travel more sustainable (42%)
  • Although I do see options to travel more sustainably, other options tend to appeal more (36%)
  • I cannot afford the extra expenditure of sustainable travel (44%)

While results were relatively consistent across ages, almost three quarters (74%) of 46-55 year olds believe most strongly that more sustainability when travelling is needed, followed by millennials at 71%.

Sustainable stays are growing in popularity, with almost three quarters (70%) of Canadian travellers 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-ca/.

About Booking.com:

Established in 1996 in Amsterdam , Booking.com B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG), Booking.com now employs 17,500 employees in 200+ offices in 70 countries worldwide. With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel and connects travelers with the world's largest selection of incredible places to stay. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in 43 languages, offer over 28 million total reported listings and cover more than 147,000 destinations in 227 countries and territories.

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For further information, please contact the Booking.com Canada Press Office - Annie@punchcanada.com |

 

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