Given the gas-guzzling flights, disposable plastics and sizable carbon footprint, travel has long been viewed as a somewhat unsustainable activity. But with the recent rise of eco-conscious tourism, this looks set to change. According to a survey by Virtuoso (a global network of travel agencies), 82% of respondents intend to explore the world more responsibly, with 70% indicating that travelling sustainably would enhance their holiday experience.
Companies around the globe are heeding the call. Most hotel and hospitality groups – including Frasers Hospitality – now implement wide-reaching, effective sustainability initiatives aimed at achieving carbon neutrality and tackling the effects of climate change.
What’s more, many independent brands are crafting environmentally friendly wellness necessities geared towards eco-minded travellers. Think water bottles, skincare products, exercise mats and outdoor gear. Read on to find out about some great sustainable items you should take with you on your travels.
A Travel Yoga Mat