Sustainability in holiday travel

Development of awareness and demand and their influencing factors

What role does sustainability play in Germans’ travel planning, how sustainable is their actual travel behaviour, and how do these two aspects develop over time?  These questions are the focus of a research project of the Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen e.V. (FUR) in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment and the German Federal Environment Agency. The project will provide an annual data-based monitoring of sustainability in holiday travel by Germans, which will show how their sustainability performance in travel is developing. In comparison with the sustainability and climate protection goals of the Federal Government, it becomes clear whether the measures and impulses for the promotion of sustainability in travel are sufficient or need to be adjusted.

All reports published so far can be downloaded here

Published 2023
Published 2022
Published 2019

Click here for the recording of the web-seminar (available in German)

The majority of travellers reliably state in surveys that they would like to travel sustainably. But do they actually do it? And how are everyday mobility and mobility while travelling actually connected?

Current answers to these questions were given in the
web-seminar on 25th September 2023, where the complete results of the second year of the monitoring project “Sustainability in Holiday Travel – Development of Awareness and Demand and their Influencing Factors” were presented to the public. The topic of “mobility” was dealt with in depth.

The project is financially enabled by a grant from the Federal Environment Agency (FKZ 3721 16 107 0) from funds of the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV departmental research plan).