Left Menu
Development News Edition

More youth want to volunteer while travelling: Report

PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 24-07-2019 19:40 IST | Created: 24-07-2019 19:40 IST
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..



Turbulence surrounding tobacco control in Ghana

... ...

Smart healthcare: IoT redefining the way healthcare is delivered

As the world is embracing the new wave of digitalization triggered by the pandemic and the arrival of 5G, the adoption of IoT devices will further boom. With adoption set to soar, IoT security issues and other challenges cant be ignored any...

Refugee compassion and response: Ideas to mitigate disasters now and in their future

Their homeland becomes a forbidden territory for them and more likely than not, their journey to foreign soil is no less traumatizing, not to say deadly. It is crucial to help refugees live a life of dignity and purpose....

Inadequate water infrastructure causes a tidal wave of coronavirus in rural Alaska

... ...


Latest News

Americans defy pandemic, political leaders to travel for Thanksgiving

Americans defied pleas from state and local officials to stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday in the face of the surging coronavirus pandemic, triggering fresh warnings from health officials with the release of vaccines still weeks away. ...

Nivar makes landfall, weakens into severe cyclonic storm

Very severe cyclonic storm Nivar made landfall near Puducherry in the early hours of Thursday, bringing heavy rains to the union territory and neighbouring Tamil Nadu, India Meteorological Department IMD officials said. Nivar weakened into ...

Biden considering former Obama national security adviser Donilon for CIA -source

Democratic President-elect Joe Biden is considering naming Tom Donilon, a veteran diplomat and national security adviser to former President Barack Obama, as director of the CIA, a person familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. The C...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip as investors pause for breath after massive rally

Asian shares dipped slightly on Thursday as the hot run up in global markets took a breather, with investors switching their focus from vaccine hopes to disappointing U.S. jobs data and new COVID-19 lockdowns. Investors refrained from exten...

Give Feedback