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Travellers must make sustainable choices: survey

Apr 22. 2019
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By The Nation

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As the world marks Earth Day today (April 22), digital travel platform Booking.com has released findings from its annual sustainable travel report. Research reveals that almost three quarters (72 per cent) of travellers believe that people need to act now and make sustainable travel choices to save the planet for future generations. 

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

The views expressed by travellers across the world are timely, considering the special report that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued in 2018, which asserts that the world has just over a decade to restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, beyond which the risk of floods, droughts and extreme heat will significantly worsen.

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