Climate change is one of the biggest concerns of the modern age. With the amount of coverage dedicated to this concerning issue, more and more holidaymakers are looking for greener, eco-friendly alternatives. More and more holiday owners are looking for eco-friendly timeshare options.
This is because the travel and leisure industry takes a big toll on the environment. We as holidaymakers have a responsibility to try and limit that toll. Timeshare has never been closely associated with large green movements. However, more and more resorts are conscious of their responsibility to preserve the environment. You as a timeshare owner can also take steps to reduce your carbon footprint when it comes to travel.
What does it mean to ‘go green’?
The biggest factor to consider is your flights. A huge amount of carbon dioxide goes into the atmosphere with every flight because of the burning of jet fuel. This only contributes to the problem. With the amount of cheap flights now on offer, more people have been able to take to the skies. This means that more planes have been releasing pollutants. Taking fewer flights means less impact on the environment.
However, if you want to truly commit to pursuing eco-friendly travel, you have to do more than simply flying less. Depending upon where you live, you may find it difficult to locate eco-friendly timeshare resorts within driving/train distance. UK residents will have an easier time of it with eco-friendly timeshare properties. These include resorts such as Cameron House, Thurnham Hall, Woodford Bridge Country Club, Pine Lake Resort, and many more. Those who live in the USA will have to consider where they live as opposed to where they would like to holiday. You’re better off staying local, as even an hour-long flight will have an impact.
There are other factors to consider upon arrival at your eco-friendly timeshare resort. Are you using the resort simply as a base and planning to drive long distances throughout your stay? Does the area offer good public transport that would allow you to not use the car every day? Instead, is the resort in a location good enough for you to either stay on site or walk to local amenities? The fewer journeys you make, the fewer pollutants are released into the atmosphere.
Is your chosen eco-friendly timeshare doing what it can?
The last thing to think about is whether your timeshare resort itself is eco-friendly. This trend is currently on the rise, but there still aren’t many resorts with this badge around the world.
In the UK, Melfort Village is well on its way to becoming an almost completely eco-friendly timeshare. They use eco-friendly light bulbs, recycle old furniture, and have installed double layers of wall insulation. These are amongst many practices they have so far put in place. Elsewhere, Marriott Vacation Club and Wyndham have also received praise for their green efforts and have both committed to being at the forefront of eco-friendly timeshare.
If you’re looking to buy timeshare that is eco-friendly, don’t hesitate in contacting Travel and Leisure Group timeshare brokers at your next convenience. Our friendly Buying team can advise you on your best options, using over two decades’ experience in timeshare resale.
Alternatively, are you looking to sell timeshare because you want to change to an eco-friendly resort? Contact our Sales team for a no-obligation discussion of your options. Registration on our database is free, and you can also opt for one of our fantastic advertising packages should you wish.
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