The Coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives, and one of the biggest ways its changed our lives is how we holiday, with nearly a quarter of people revealing they intend to go on more staycations rather than trips abroad.
22% of people say they will now change how they get around the UK post coronavirus.
As part of the Covid Climate Effect, more than a quarter of people said that the pandemic had motivated them to be more environmentally friendly with regards to travel, according to new research by YouGov for the train operator, LNER.
The youth are leading the way, as 48% of 25-34-year-olds say they will spend more time in the UK rather than abroad, with 23% of 18-24 year olds saying they are going to rethink their future regarding flying.
20% of people researched are reconsidering air travel for trips in the future, with 33% looking to increase their use of rail travel.
The reasons why people are making changes? Well, 28% of people said that stockpiling made them notice how much they consume, 12% of people said that Sir David Attenborough joining social media made them change.
LNER Managing Director, David Horne, said: “Despite how hard the past few months have been, it is positive to see how as a nation we’re collectively striving towards a greener future.
“Lockdown made many people stop and think about the world we live in, and how we can protect our planet – it’s so encouraging to see younger generations leading the way here, swapping overseas jaunts for staycations in the wake of Covid.
”When it comes to reaching a UK holiday destination, it’s no secret that trains are one of the most sustainable ways to travel, producing less than a third of the carbon of other modes of transport and proving just as fast, door-to-door.”
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