LONDON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a million people celebrated the fairytale wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on the streets of London just over two weeks ago. Guests and tourists arrived from all over the world to be a part of the wedding extravaganza. The greenhouse emissions caused from such a large scale event* were partially balanced by the sourcing of fresh produce from local regions.
Perhaps this is a sign that, as demonstrated by the Transition Town Totnes**, more people in the United Kingdom are becoming aware of their impact on the environment on a daily basis. hotel.info [ http://www.hotel.info ], the free online hotel reservation service with more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, conducted a survey amongst its booking customers to determine the extent to which travellers are influenced by the eco-friendly choices available. The results demonstrated:
- Efforts are made to safeguard the environment even during leisure time
- Often more attention is given to protecting the environment whilst travelling than at home
Protecting the environment in our daily life***
Saving water and energy proves to be a high priority, with almost one third of participants choosing to make use of alternative energy sources. Almost one third of those surveyed separate their general waste for recycling. The use of public transport is growing in popularity due to the high cost of fuel and the considerable financial savings.
Protecting the environment whilst on holiday
How do people from the UK really react on holiday when relaxation and sight-seeing are of key importance? Reducing and recycling waste come to the fore when considering the environment with approximately 80% of those questioned making a concerted effort whilst on holiday. Additionally, most travellers will dispose of waste correctly to avoid littering...
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