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Agoda.com Earth Day Survey Reveals Filipino Travelers Care About Environment and are Willing to Pay More to Protect it

Agoda.com Earth Day Survey Reveals Filipino Travelers Care About Environment and are Willing to Pay More to Protect itEarth Day Story

Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), today announced the results of their Global Earth Day Hotels Survey, which shows that while most travelers like environmentally friendly hotels, they don’t want to pay much more to stay in them.  

                                                       
The survey, conducted online in March, 2014, asked 57,000 Agoda.com customers how they felt about environmental efforts by hotels. While 58% of all travelers said they preferred hotels that claimed to be environmentally friendly, or “green”, only 39% said they would pay an extra $10 or more per night to stay in one. 

The Philippines ranked very high when it came to environmental travel. Seventy-six percent of Filipinos said they would be more likely to stay in a green hotel, and 60% said they would be willing to pay more than $10 per night to do so. Eight percent said they’d pay up to $5 more per night, and 23% said they would not pay anything extra.

The biggest fans of green hotels were travelers from China. An impressive 79% said they were more likely to stay in eco-friendly hotels. When it came to opening their wallets, though, they were a little less enthusiastic. Only 35% said they would pay $5 or more per night to stay in a green hotel.  

When asked which environmentally-friendly hotel practices they liked the most, travelers picked use of environmentally-friendly cleaning products and recycling as their favorites, each taking about 37% of the total votes cast (respondents were allowed to select as many as they wanted from a list of eight common practices). The least popular was reusing towels and sheets, which got only 23% of the votes. 

 

Most Important Green Business Practices

Use of environmentally friendly cleaning products

37.3%

Recycling

36.8

Environmentally conscious construction and design

36.1

Waste reduction

35.7

Pollution prevention or reduction

32%

Conservation of water

25.4%

Conservation of electricity

24.9%

Reuse of towels/sheets

23.1%

None

17.2%

 

*Of countries with 100 or more respondents.

 

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 Asian Grand View Palawan

 

Asia Grand View in Coron has established itself as a hotel focused on eco-tourism, committed to conserving the environment and treating natural resources with care and respect.

https://www.agoda.com/asia-grand-view-hotel/hotel/coron-ph.html

 Daluyun Resort Palawan Superior (king bed)

 

Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort in Puerto Princesa bagged the ASEAN Green Hotel Award for the past three consecutive years. This award is focused on recognizing sustainable tourism in hotels that utilize environmentally-friendly products and actions to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. 

https://www.agoda.com/daluyon-beach-and-mountain-resort/hotel/puerto-princesa-city-ph.html

 

 

 

Agoda.com Earth Day Survey Reveals Filipino Travelers Care About Environment and are Willing to Pay More to Protect it