Whether it's sharing rides to and from the airport or printing only essential pages of their itineraries, travelers are casting a critical eye on earth-friendlier habits, a new survey by a leading ground transportation company shows.
The GO Group LLC, which offers shuttles to and from more than 100 airports in North America and Europe, polled 400 travelers to find that more than 80 percent intend to take shared rides to and from the airport, reducing both fuel consumption and emissions.
Another 80 percent of respondents said they plan to print only essential pages of travel confirmation details, saving paper and ink. More than 70 percent cited use of the bathroom in the airport in order to reduce the need for fuel to power the flush on the plane. And 57 percent of respondents plan to refill security-mandated 3-ounce containers with their own toiletries in a bid to recycle.
Survey respondents also offered their own earth-friendly travel tips, such as bringing fewer pieces of luggage and using the minimum amount of hotel towels. In one instance, a traveler suggested paying a carbon-offset fee after every trip.
GO Group LLC launched in August 2007 as a convenient, one-stop source for door-to-door airport shuttle services. Each year, its members transport nearly 29 million passengers to 110 airports around the world using a fleet of nearly 4,000 vehicles. Travelers can easily book ground transportation to and from both departure and destination airports through GO's Web site, http://www.goairportshuttle.com.