Left Menu
Development News Edition

More youth want to volunteer while travelling: Report


More youth want to volunteer while travelling: Report

An increasing number of youngsters are keen to give back to the society with 59 percent of them in a poll saying they are interested to do as a travel experience, says a report. This is almost double the global average, where only 31 percent of Gen Z--the youth born during the mid-1990s to mid-2000s--want to volunteer when travelling, says report by travel e-commerce company Booking.com.

The online research was carried among 21,807 respondents of 16 years or above in 29 markets, with most these countries represented by around 1,000 each, in May. The report reveals that 70 percent of the Gen Z travellers believe that it volunteering makes a trip more authentic because they get to meet local people and feel like they've made a difference and 61 percent who haven't volunteered before are open to doing it on their future trips.

Over 71 percent of all travellers want to reduce their carbon footprint by limiting the distance travelled. This number increases further among the Gen Z to 76 percent as they want to use more environmentally-friendly transport, walking or biking, during the holidays, says Booking.com India country manager Ritu Mehrotra. In fact, the preference for sustainable travel is higher among the older generations as 83 percent of the baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) and 78 percent of the millennials want to choose sustainable travel options, the report adds..

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

JNU Administration's 100-meter challenge before JNUSU

For the first time in its history, Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU Administration is seeking permanent deployment of local police to keep protesting students at 100 meters away from the Administrative Block. It would be interesting to see h...

Sentiment Analysis of Twitter users during COP25: Governments losing trust on Climate Action

Sentiment analysis of Twitter users during COP25 in Madrid, being held from December 2-13, shows widespread fear on climate change due to global warming but almost no trust on governments in meeting the emission targets. In the analysis the...

These innovators are making humanitarian response more efficient

These alarming trends prompt a call for the world to not only address the ongoing crisis but also to adopt innovative approaches to fulfill the growing humanitarian needs in such emergencies. ...

Hyderabad Encounter: A sentiment analysis of public mood on day of encounter

Sentiment analysis of twitter users revealed that they showered salutes on Hyderabad police for eliminating alleged gang rapists of the veterinary doctor but only a few believe in cops version of successive events leading to encounter....

Videos

Latest News

If we remain silent, our revolutionary Constitution will be destroyed and country's division will start: Priyanka Gandhi.

If we remain silent, our revolutionary Constitution will be destroyed and countrys division will start Priyanka Gandhi....

Mysterious Easter Island statues were built to boost soil fertility: Study

The enigmatic statues seen in Rapa Nui, popularly called Easter Island, may have been built by ancient carvers with a belief that the Moai monoliths could boost agricultural fertility and critical food supplies, according to a study. The Un...

East to switch formats if game-plan is clear: Mayank Agarwal

Having cemented his place in Indias Test squad, opener Mayank Agarwal says it is easy to switch formats if the game-plan is clear. Agarwal has been picked in the team for the ODI series against West Indies as a replacement for the injured S...

Justice Deepak Gupta rakes up issue of child rights violation in shelter homes

Raking up the issue of rampant violation of child rights in shelter homes across the country, Supreme Court Justice Deepak Gupta, on Saturday, said that the focus should be shifted to alternate care and betterment of care provided in the in...

Give Feedback