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:
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.