Good Trip Index hails most ethical vacation destinations — and names the worst

A new Ethical Holidays Index has been launched to help UK tourists who want to ensure a destination meets its social obligations. Complementary provider Holiday Extras has released its Good Trip Index, designed to help tourists make ethical travel decisions.

The study found that one in 10 people (12%) consider responsible travel to be the most important factor when booking their holiday, along with the human rights record of the final destination (48%) and the impact of his trip on climate change (15 percent) being the most significant elements.

He revealed that Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland ranked among the most responsible destinations to visit. Morocco and Egypt were among the most popular holiday destinations on the index.

Canada had the highest score for LGBTQI+ rights, while the Netherlands had the highest score for women’s rights. About two-thirds of respondents said social considerations were important when booking a vacation spot.

The analysis covers seven of the definitive country-level indices that reflect key ethical issues when choosing a vacation spot: sustainability, human rights (women and LGBTIQ+), freedom of the press, animal welfare, and welfare and quality of life at the end. destination. The index ranks countries according to their scores in each category, providing an easy-to-digest list that holidaymakers can refer to when choosing their getaway location – enabling them to have a great trip from the moment they land on the tarmac.

Ant Clarke Cowell, Associate Director, Brand at Holiday Extras, said: “While it is worth researching destinations to ensure we are making responsible travel choices, it can be difficult when there are so many factors A vacation shouldn’t be a chore, which is why we’ve created this index – the first of its kind – to help holidaymakers make informed decisions about ethical destinations and travel.

Ben Lynam, Head of Communications at the Travel Foundation, added: “Holiday Extras’ Good Trip Index is a great starting point for holidaymakers to think about some of the issues they might encounter while abroad. Having a good Travel means choosing your destination carefully, and you should expect local variations, such as between cities and rural areas.

“But it’s not about avoiding places that have performed poorly. If you’re aware of the issues, you can still make a positive impact, such as avoiding certain attractions or supporting sustainable businesses.”

Top 20 destinations:

1

Sweden

11

Iceland

2

Denmark

12

Portugal

3

Swiss

13

Ireland

4

Finland

14

Canada

5

Norway

15

UK

6

Austria

16

Luxemburg

seven

Estonia

17

Belgium

8

Netherlands

18

Spain

9

New Zealand

19

France

ten

Germany

20

Australia

last 10:

170

Pakistan

175

Syria

171

Kuwait

176

Somalia

172

Iraq

177

Yemen

173

Saudi Arabia

178

Iran

174

Nigeria

179

Egypt

The full index can be viewed here.

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