01-04-2011 I'll Make Mine a Green Stay, Thanks!

Environmental concerns are progressively more influencing the tourism sector. The latest evidence of this eco trend is the global increase in ‘green’ hotels. ‘Green’ hotels are a great initiative as they cater for eco-aware tourists who want to visit famous places (as opposed to ecotourism, which is based on travelling to untouched locations). “Conscious Hotels”, an Amsterdam hotel chain, are well known for their efforts in making their lodgings as ‘green’ as possible. Among other things, the hotels conserve energy and water, recycle, and use composting methods as well as 100% natural cleaning products. For lists and descriptions of hotels that are promoting stays with an eco conscience, click here.

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Content source: http://www.travelocity.com/TravelForGood/gr-directory.html

Next eco trends: 'Hotel Trend: iPads in Top Hotels', 'Floating Hotels', 'A Pipe to Crash'

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Dandi June 2009

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Exclusive Interview with Chris Anderson

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