Only-apartments Reveals Top Tips On How To Master The Art Of Eco-Friendly Travel
As a nation, the UK is developing a growing sense of environmental responsibility. In fact, a recent survey revealed that 25% of British consumers don’t mind paying a premium for eco-friendly products. While this number is small, it does represent a 22% increase on results collected in 2011. This growing awareness extends to all market sectors, including travel. As a forward thinking company, Only-apartments not only offers holidaymakers cost effective accommodation but has also released an insider’s guide to sustainable travel.
Alon Eldar, CEO of Only-apartments said, “At Only-apartments, we’re constantly on the search for ways to improve our service. That’s why we’ve put together our favourite eco-friendly travel tips that will help holidaymakers reduce their carbon footprint and minimise environmental impact wherever possible.”
One of the key contributors to a traveller’s carbon footprint is the cost of aeroplane fuel. According to a recent report from the UK government, British aviation CO2 emissions sit at an estimated 600-700 million tonnes a year. This makes up a huge 2-3% share of global CO2 emissions. With Europe on their doorstep, British travellers can holiday in world class destinations that can be reached in just a few hours. As well as minimising CO2 emissions, the short flight times also represent cheaper tickets. With over a huge selection of unique accommodation options, Only-apartments is the perfect place to find budget friendly accommodation across the continent.
Another fantastic way to reduce carbon emissions is to take the train where possible. The Eurotunnel offers Brits a quick and convenient passage to France which then acts as a gateway to the rest of the European bloc.
Recent data from Eurostar confirmed the eco credentials of train travel, revealing that a return London to Paris trip produces 0.01 tonnes of CO2 per head while a return flight emits ten times this amount. With 1281 stunning apartments dotted throughout the county, French holidaymakers are spoilt for choice.
Choosing to walk, cycle or take public transport is a great eco-friendly alternative to hiring a car or catching a taxi. Cities such as Amsterdam and Copenhagen are both beautiful and bike friendly. And with some Dutch and Danish Only-apartments listings including bicycle access, why not spend the day exploring on two wheels?
Regardless of the country, a water bottle is an essential in the day bag of every savvy sightseer. While tap water is a serious health risk in some Asian countries, those holidaying in Western destinations should consider carrying a reusable bottle. With the UK bottled water industry alone releasing an estimated 350,000 tonnes of CO2 a year, cutting down on plastic bottles has never been so important. As well as on-the-road, this mentality should also be applied to day-to-day life.
Buying local is another fantastic way to master the art of eco-friendly travel. As well as supporting the local economy, purchasing food from markets involves far less environmental emissions than imported produce. It’s also a fantastic way for travellers to immerse themselves in local culture and get a literal taste of what’s on offer.
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About Only Apartments: Founded in 2003, Only-Apartments specialises in short and medium stays. The company currently lists over 20,000 apartments located in 106 countries across the globe. With comprehensive descriptions, competitive prices and an easy booking process, Only-Apartments has emerged as the accommodation agent of choice for an increasing number of holidaymakers.