After finding that hen and stag parties generate 500,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, event company Chillisauce highlight how to offset your carbon footprint…
The experts in hen and stag parties, Chillisauce have analysed their own onsite data to uncover whether the rise in being more eco-conscious has had an effect on stag and hens abroad.
According to the most popular hen and stag do locations for 2019, their is a disparity between the sexes when it comes to choosing a location. While the top five hen locations were all in the UK, four of the top five stag locations were all abroad:
Most popular hen locations 2019
Most popular stag locations 2019
Chillisauce found a 32% increase in UK hen party bookings, and a decrease of 11% in bookings to Europe in a single year. Stag groups on the other hand preferred to party abroad, with an increase of 6% in the past year, with undoubted effects on the environment when travelling by plane.
As a result of their research, Chillisauce were also able to predict the following:
- There are 300,000 stag and hen parties by UK residents each year
- 90,000 stag parties go abroad each year
- 37,500 hen parties go abroad each year
- 1,260,000 UK men go on stag do’s abroad each year (taking into consideration the average stag group size)
- 525,000 UK women go on hen parties abroad each year (taking into consideration the average hen do size)
- 1,785,000 UK men and women go on stag or hen parties overall each year
- 446,250,000 kg of Carbon Dioxide is created by UK stag and hen parties each year flying abroad.
What can be done to help?
James Baddiley from Chillisauce said:
“Our research shows that we need to be conscious of the impact of stag and hen parties travel may have on the environment, along with what can done to offset carbon emissions. Whilst we wouldn’t want people to be prevented from enjoying their last few nights of freedom before getting married abroad, it’s important for the conversation to be had and for us to think about how we can go about offsetting the emissions generated during these flights.”
To help towards carbon offsetting stag and hen groups that do choose to go abroad, Chillisauce are urging those who book through them to consider donating £5 to World Land Trust, who plant and nurture a tree for this cost. They will then match the contributions of all organisers who book a stag or hen party this month.
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