Ethical tourism record of travel firm inspected in consumer report

 Wednesday, August 3, 2022 


By targeting 29 companies via which majority of travellers book their accommodation or transport online, the report was assessed to provide consumers with reliable information and give them confidence to reconsider the way they would prefer to travel in future, like selecting more sustainable options to flying by plane.

On the list, each company started with a score of 14. Points could be deducted for not following the ethical standards in various categories, e.g. fixing exact targets to decrease environmental footprint, meeting in tax avoidance schemes etc, however, also points could be put in for those executing environmentally positive practices like maintaining a not-for-profit, B Corps or charity status.

Bristol-based glamping company Canopy & Stars, occupied the top spot in the ranking which was highly praised for its B Corp Status and dedication toward carbon management. The Italian ethical holiday rental website, a market for genuine, fair and mindful tourism also grabbed a top spot. Also, assures of contributing 50 per cent of its 15 per cent commission fee to projects dedicated for the society and selected by the locals.

YHA, hostel accommodation charity and online hostel guide, Independent Hostels UK were proposed next to Canopy & Stars and as suggested websites for travellers keen on booking by using ethical and sustainable practices.

However, world famous names like TripAdvisor, Expedia, and Airbnb fared not that good, ranking in the bottom ten of the ethical practices list.

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