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UK Tourism Businesses Reducing Impact on the Environment

UKinbound has released its latest Business Barometer results, highlighting the measures tourism businesses are putting in place to reduce their impact on the environment.

Results also show bookings and yields are holding steady for two thirds of members and confidence levels have picked up.

In its latest survey, the association asked its members to comment on their sustainability practises, revealing that over 81 percent of tourism businesses think it is important to implement sustainable and environmental policies for their businesses and clients.

These companies are taking proactive steps to minimise the impact of their tourism business on the environment, with 59 percent reducing single use plastics, 49 percent reducing their carbon footprint, and over 1 in 5 using renewable energy.

40 percent of respondents also said that they are working with eco-friendly partners, have green champions in the workplace, and are recycling/reducing food waste.

Joss Croft, CEO, UKinbound, commented, “It is great to know that our members care deeply about the environment and are taking positive action to minimise the impact of their businesses and clients. After all - it is in all our interests to nurture and take care of our beautiful landscapes, cities, towns and villages, as this is one of the main reasons why the majority of international tourists visit the UK.”