Earth Day just passed, so what better way to keep eco-conscious travel top of mind than with a sustainable stay, thanks to Booking.com?
Earth Day recently passed, and with mindful travel on the rise, Booking.com is making it easy for individuals to make eco-conscious and sustainable travel choices. Thanks to Booking.com’s latest Sustainable Travel Report, the brand has discovered travelers’ sustainable needs, making it easier for travelers to find and book sustainable options that help support the local environment and community.
Sustainable Tourism and Travel
Sustainable travel and tourism are on the rise! According to an extensive sustainable travel research report conducted by Booking.com, it has been determined that 65% of Canadian travelers want to travel more sustainably over the coming 12 months.
Booking.com’s newly released research features insights that have been gathered from more than 33,000 travelers across 35 countries and territories. As a result, the findings have addressed a longstanding issue that centers around people feeling forced to choose between cutting costs and being more mindful about making sustainable travel choices.
Travel Sustainably with Booking.com
As a result of Booking.com’s newly garnered insights, 73% of Canadian travelers believe people need to act now and make more sustainable choices to save the planet for future generations. Sustainable travel and tourism is something that is weighing heavily on Canadians’ minds, with 70% of Canadian travelers confirming that traveling more sustainably is important to them. This notion, in connection with concerning news about climate change, has influenced travelers to make more sustainable travel choices moving forward.
Thanks to the Travel Sustainable Badge on Booking.com, 500,000+ accommodations globally are being recognized for their sustainability efforts. This is a super easy and effective tool travelers can use to ensure they are booking a sustainable stay- no matter the destination!
As well, the travel platform recently celebrated one year of Booking.com’s Travel Sustainable program. The best part? There are new features that have been put in place to ensure a seamless sustainable booking experience for all travelers.
For instance, travelers can now also find and book greener taxi options in 95 cities worldwide. This can be done by looking for the ‘100% Electric’ tag in the search results. As well, travelers can also compare the CO2 emissions of flights to determine if other airlines offer a lower emissions option. When it comes to public transport ticketing options, these are also available after making an accommodation booking in 47 cities worldwide.
Sustainable Hotel Highlight – 1 Hotel Toronto
Looking for a sustainable stay in one of Canada’s most diverse cities?
1 Hotel is a sustainable luxury hotel that is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and features sustainable elements that truly make this a one-of-a-kind staycation. For instance, the space is designed by nature, and the hotel includes a farm-to-table in-house dining experience at 1Kitchen, as well as the ability to host sustainable gatherings for guests.
The urban retreat uses meaningful materials as part of its design and includes an on-site garden that grows fresh herbs, fruits, lettuce, edible flowers, and more.
This stunning urban oasis is dedicated to providing guests with a remarkable stay upon taking your first steps into the lobby, which features a calming palette and lush greenery, offering guests a subtle escape from the bustling cityscape. From guilt-free indulgences to mindful moments and local partnerships, 1 Hotel Toronto is a sustainable sanctuary nestled in a lively city.
You can find more information regarding 1 Hotel’s ongoing sustainability mission and commitment here.
If you’re looking for some sustainable activities and attractions to add to your Toronto staycation itinerary, check out some go-to’s below:
Grape Witches: Partake in an organic wine tasting at Toronto’s very own Grape Witches! The space features a curated selection of natural wines you can purchase and enjoy (19+).
Evergreen Brick Works: Venture out of the city core to Evergreen Brick Works and experience a nature walk on the grounds’ beautiful trails, those of which offer uninterrupted views of Toronto’s iconic skyline. You can also book a tour to learn about how Evergreen reclaimed and revitalized the site, turning it into an environmental community center and green-technology showcase.
Published by HOLR Magazine.