Indians among most eco-conscious tourists: Survey
Kolkata: Indians, Indonesians and Canadians have topped a survey conducted among tourists, based on incorporating green practices in businesses, according to a survey by an international travel site.
The survey, TripBarometer by TripAdvisor, reveals that travellers from India, Indonesia and Canada think hoteliers should resort to green practices in order to reduce the impact of their business on the environment.
Also, according to the poll, as many as 91 percent of Indian travellers felt accommodation of tourists should be done in an eco-friendly manner.
This is way above the average response for Asia, which stood at 71 percent and the average global sample response of 79 percent.
The comprehensive bi-annual study shows 70 percent of Indian accommodation owners are implementing eco-friendly practices, compared to the Asia average of 73 percent and the global average of 77 percent.
The three major green initiatives adopted by Indian accommodation providers include: use of energy-efficient bulbs (89 percent), a towel-and-linen-re-use programme (83 percent) and use of eco-friendly cleaning products (62 percent).
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi pays tribute to Kargil war martyrs
- Parade and hang Tiger, not Yakub: Salman Khan
- India to give fresh dossier to Pakistan on Lakhvi, Dawood, Hafiz
- Veterans serve country but do not get their due, says Anna Hazare
- Salman's controversial tweet on Yakub Memon a 'contempt of court'?
- PM Modi's 10th edition of 'Mann Ki Baat': As it happened
- Anna Hazare extends support to ex-servicemen over OROP protests
- Watch: Yuvraj Singh takes up Shoaib Malik's challenge, puts on his dancing shoes
- Mann ki Baat: Govt to provide cashless treatment to road accident victims, says PM Modi
- SC to resume hearing on Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's mercy plea on Tuesday