Traveling and Hotels
When you stay in a hotel it is generally considered to be a treat and a great experience, long hot showers, room service, unlimited TV, temperature controlled at the touch of a button etc. However, staying in a hotel can also have some negative impacts on the environment, each traveler emits between 10 and 102 kilograms of carbon dioxide for each night they spend in a hotel.
This is due to flights, cars and other means of transport generating energy, lodging, dining out and purchasing souvenirs. Tourism has become a major part of the world economy and is now responsible for 8% of the globe’s carbon footprint, with travellers from high-income countries accounting for the majority of this figure.
The hospitality industry is shifting to accommodate Gen Z travelers, who want hotels that feel like home but have plenty of tech features. One hospitality expert says that if hotels can cater to this group, they could create the perfect vacation spot.
Many of the largest online booking websites offer discounts and coupon codes that can save you money on airfares and hotel stays. These sites are worth checking regularly, as they often update their offers. It is also a good idea to sign up to loyalty programs with airlines and hotels as this can often make them cheaper. For example, signing up to The Points Guy website can help you keep track of award flights, bonus points and other discounts that may be available.