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Eco-Friendly Stays The Way To Go

With 2017 being designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations, it’s fitting that Canadians are changing the way they travel.

The recent Sustainable Travel Report commissioned by Booking.com found the number of Canadian travellers staying in an eco-friendly accommodation at least once could almost double this year with 61% expressing this intention versus only 36% who stayed in one or more last year.

When it comes to making luxury adjustments in order to stay somewhere eco-friendly, the vast majority of Canadians are more than happy to accept these, with 94% willing to stay in a property with energy saving lightbulbs, 88% in one with AC/Heating units that only run while you’re in the room and 81% in one with low flow showerheads.

In addition, for nearly three quarters (71%) of Canadians, sustainable considerations also impact their mode of transport when travelling, with 32% saying they would take public transport whenever possible, 38% would try to walk, bike or hike as much as possible and nearly one fifth (18%) would even go as far as flying less to reduce their carbon footprint.

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