10 Main travel sustainable stats to consider

10 sustainable travel stats that matter

And while the travel industry’s rebound has been characterised by labour shortages, supply chain issues, cancelled flights and luggage nightmares, there is another, more long-term issue that should be top of mind: sustainability.

If you’re a business owner or travel manager, here are 10 statistics worth noting:

  1. Around 40% of millennials would take a pay cut to work at a more sustainable company, according to a 2019 survey.

2. In a global survey by NielsenIQ back in 2015, 66% of respondents said they would pay more for sustainable product,

Of those, 50% were influenced by key sustainability factors, while

3. 90% of the millennials polled were willing to pay more for environmentally friendly or sustainable products.

4. According to SAP Concur’s 2022 Global Business Traveller report, a quarter of business travellers (24%) would decline a trip assigned to them if it required using non-sustainable travel options.

5.The GBTA’s 2022 State of Sustainability Report indicates that 96% of external stakeholders (policy makers, NGOs, and think tanks) believe the way forward is through mandating and prioritising travel routes with the lowest CO₂ footprint.

6. While 72% of stakeholders believe impact is made through carbon offsetting.

7. The last three statistics are drawn from a survey that Corporate Traveller conducted last year. It shows that among our existing and prospective clients:

8. 85% believe sustainability is important to their organisation, but only 21% have a formal business travel sustainability programme.​

9. 68% have targets on reducing CO₂ emissions. ​

10. 28% of customers are willing to pay more for sustainable business travel.

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