Posted by Aston Avery

Ethical travel more important for holidaymakers

Even amidst a bumper year for holidays, a new study has shown that responsible travel is more important than ever to UK holidaymakers – with their concern for sustainability and human rights in the countries they visit growing strongly.

The study by Holiday Extras found that the impact of each trip on the climate is 40% more important to holidaymakers year-on-year, with over a fifth of those polled (22%) stating it was a significant consideration on where they decided to visit – up from 16% in 2022.

The human rights record of the country being visited also grew in importance, seeing a 16% uplift year-on-year, with 43% now considering it a significant factor in their decisions about where to travel.

Aston spoke to travel editor Lisa Minot.

Photo by Sai Kiran Anagani on Unsplash

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