Britons are travelling further and from a younger age, according to a new study by Eurostar. The rail operator’s latest study, which was commissioned to measure the environmental impact of holidays, found that 48% of 18-24 year olds took their first holiday when they were five years old or younger, compared to less than 3% of over-65s. In addition the results indicated that 55% of Brits take up to three flight based holidays a year and 6% take at least five return flights for leisure travel. The findings were released as part of Eurostar’s Tread Lightly programme and the rail operator has raised concerns at the number of flights taken by Brits. “This is not to say we should never go on holiday, but there are simple actions people can take to help reduce the impact their holidays have on the environment,” said Peter Bragg, head of environment and energy for Eurostar.