24 Feb 2023Read of the weekRead of the week: business travellers go green

As the future of travel turns greener and with revenge travel mindsets firmly planted in the greater collective consciousness, attitudes towards getting around are changing. Business travel may be in need of a shake-up as consumers look for more eco-conscious and sustainable modes of transport.

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In the UK a survey commissioned by Trainline showed that 72% of UK business travellers would like to take a high proportion of business trips in 2023 using low-carbon forms of transport, and 78% of business travellers surveyed said that sustainability is an important consideration for them when choosing how to travel.

People's awareness of the environmental impact of their lifestyles is increasing, and more people are understanding the importance of making sustainable choices and how this affects different areas of their lives. In the US 87% of Americans say that sustainable travel is either somewhat important or very important to them, and in the UK 64% of Britons are searching for green travel options.

Expectations are growing for brands, businesses and organisations to help people make greener travel choices. Climate Perks incentivises eco-conscious business travel by offering rewards for greener behaviours, and Google is spotlighting eco-friendly travel routes on Maps.