Posted by Aston Avery

Brits shift to favour slow travel

Time flies when you’re having fun, and even faster when you’re away. Before you know it, you’re on your return flight and going over all the things you were not able to cross-off your holiday list, while planning for the next.

Slow travel could be the solution. Taking time to travel through a destination – opting for public transport rather than flights – can help improve local knowledge, allow for more authentic experiences, and generally result in a more sustainable holiday.

It comes as no surprise that 45% like the sound of slow travel, and of those are interested in the greater opportunity to learn about their destination (40%), experience the romance of rail travel (34%), and find regular travel more stressful now having not done it for a while (25%).

Alongside this new company-wide policy, Explore have also launched a new collection of London2 rail journeys, which travel overland through Europe. The six new ventures include iconic journeys between London and Istanbul; London and Athens; and a three-week cross-Europe rail journey to Morocco.

Aston spoke to Michael Edwards, travel expert & CEO at Explore Worldwide and founder of The Green Traveller Richard Hammond.

Photo by Timo Stern on Unsplash

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