Sustainability still not a priority for UK business travelers

Business travelers in the UK prioritize cost and convenience over environmental concerns when booking travel, according to a new report

Jul 17, 2023

The research, conducted in May by Censuswide, surveyed 1,003 employees and 254 employers and found that only one in six employees cited sustainability as their key priority when making travel plans, significantly below cost (31%), traveller convenience (27%) and loyalty and rewards programs (21%).

Key takeaways

  • Only 26 per cent of employees said they would proactively cut down on travel to reduce their carbon footprint;
  • Nevertheless, 71% of employees said their employer should do more to enable sustainable travel and 76% also agreed they would take a more sustainable mode of transport if financial incentives or sustainability programs were available;
  • According to the report, 38% of businesses reported increased investment in sustainability, while 71% currently have a formal sustainability policy or guidelines in place.

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