Luxury hotel news - England, Wales & Scotland
23 September 2010
Cotswold hotel stays 'help ease visitors' conscience'
Holidaymakers looking to ease their conscience could be heading to a hotel in the Cotswolds.
This is due to more people becoming concerned over the impact travelling long distances can have on the environment.
According to a Sean Tipton, a spokesperson for ABTA - The Travel Association, "consumers want to ease their conscience when making a decision about a holiday".
His comments come after the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs along with the Department of Energy and Climate Change revealed that an air passenger on a short-haul flight from Britain to Europe will produce 116g of carbon dioxide, while a rail user will only be responsible for the release of an extra 17.14g of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
With the rise in popularity of staycations, this growing conscience among travellers could lead to more people enjoying breaks in the UK, such as staying in hotels in the Cotswolds.
Recent findings from VisitEngland also showed that more are choosing the UK as a holiday destination after there was an 87 per cent rise in accommodation providers, including Cotswold hotels, reporting satisfaction with visitor levels between June and August 2010.
Hotels in this region
- Cotswolds (Stow-on-the-Wold)
- Fosse Manor Hotel
- Cotswolds (Gloucester)
- Hatherley Manor Hotel