Summer may be over for some, but this does not mean that you do not have travel plans in the near future. In all probability, you already have a trip in the works. Have you ever thought of staying green while on vacation?
One way by which you can do this is by staying at environment-friendly hotels. Yes, there is such a thing as a green hotel. With practically every sector jumping into the green bandwagon, it is but expected to see the hospitality industry practice green habits as well.
To make it easy for travelers to find hotels and other types of accommodations that are environment-friendly, iStayGreen has come up with a web site which lists the best green accommodations on earth. So what makes a hotel a green hotel? According to iStayGreen, green properties are those which make a conscious effort to lay in place earth-friendly practices. This can include power saving devices, less use of chemical materials, and serving healthy food produced in a sustainable manner.
The web site aims to empower the public and help them make informed decisions as to the impact of their travel and lodging decisions. In the web site, you will find a comprehensive listing of hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, and hostels – all of which are green to a certain degree. You can also read user reviews and, if you become a member, you can provide your own reviews.
Fret not if you are looking for lodging in an international destination – iStayGreen.org even has international listings so you can find eco-friendly accommodation whether you’re booking a Japan hotel or an Italy hotel. Indeed, resources like iStayGreen can help the average person like you and me to contribute to the conservation of our planet.
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