A new study from Booking.com has revealed that Indians want to travel more sustainably once the borders open up.
Key findings reveal that while 68 per cent of Indians want the money they spend when travelling to go back to the local community, around 98 per cent of Indian travellers are vying to stay in an eco-accommodation at least once.
The research shows that travellers have been reevaluating what steps to take, to ensure they are playing their part in helping to protect the planet like, staying away from crowded tourist attractions, avoiding travelling during peak season and visiting alternative destinations to prevent overcrowding.
Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager – south Asia at Booking.com said:
“Whilst travel may be on a halt today, Booking.com research shows that this pause in global trotting has inspired 94 per cent of Indian travellers to make sustainable travel a priority in the future. An optimistic indication that travellers will be more considerate when making decisions about future travel while keeping in mind that every sustainable step they take will help to reduce their footprint on the environment.
“No matter how small it may be. And as always, we continue to work with our accommodation providers to offer more sustainable choices to our travellers and make it easier for everyone to experience the world, when it is safe to do so again. ”