More Brits who book flights abroad are getting involved in socially responsible holidays, travel experts i-to-i have said.
Jan Ashton, a travel advisor for i-to-i, said that more people are aware of travel implications such as carbon emissions.
"[They are thinking]: ‘Is that journey really necessary? If we’re going to go travelling, let’s give back and do something at the same time, let’s not just be a tourist,’" she said.
International development charity VSO reported a substantial rise in the number of enquiries for volunteer placements this week.
A total of 2,813 enquiries were received between September 2008 and January, up from the 1,346 received between September 2007 and January 2008.
Research published by Good Business in January found that almost three-quarters (72 per cent) of travellers thought that holiday companies were not doing enough to address social and environmental concerns.
A further 76 per cent of travellers said they do not normally have enough information about environmental and social concerns to make an informed choice about where to travel on holiday.
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