Poll Results: What initiative is needed to make travel more sustainable?

John Webb

Social Media Consultant, Amadeus

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Travel players understand that long-term business sustainability requires not only considering commercial needs, but also making a positive impact on society and the environment. And travelers expect the companies they travel with to be doing just that.


At Amadeus – social responsibility is built around our core business, our people and our global culture to make a sustainable travelfuture a reality.

Collaboration with our customers and other travel industry players will be essential in many sustainability projects that will make a difference in the future and our innovation can make it happen.

So, we wanted to know what initiative you think is needed to make travel more sustainable.

57.14%  -  Ensuring the impact of tourism is beneficial for receiving communities

As travelers become more conscious of the impact they have on the environments they visit – they are increasingly demanding that travel providers do the same. Accordingly, this initiative topped our poll results and will impact the future of travel significantly.

19.64% - Eco-friendly transportation

Travelers want to minimize their impact on the environment and this includes the transportation that they use. Aircraft manufactures have also taken this into consideration with the fuel efficient models such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

17.86% - Knowledge transfers to develop industry leaders of tomorrow

Today’s young people will be the decision makers of tomorrow and almost 18% of you thought that educating them will play a big role in making travel more sustainable in the future.

5.36% - Passenger rights

Part of the EU’s visionfor a more sustainable transportation system includes the ‘accessibility to the transportation system especially for persons with reduced mobility’ – an interesting point for travel players to consider as they look to improve their services.

What’s your opinion? Did we miss any initiatives that you feel should be included? Do any of the results surprise you? Let us know!