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Mastering the art of eco-friendly travel

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A recent survey has 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.

Another fantastic way to reduce carbon emissions is to take the train where possible. 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 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.

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