Many people choose to travel sustainably because it enables them to give back to the planet while enjoying the same experiences. When staying in eco-friendly hotels and accommodation spots and acting sustainably, travelers are able to minimize their impact on the environment and even provide support for local communities, contributing to their well-being and the economy.
To assist you in planning your next trip or vacation, Magazine MN compiled a list of websites where you can find and book sustainable accommodation, resorts and eco-tours in different parts of the world.
The world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor launched new sustainable hotel programme GreenLeaders program which allows travelers to plan green trips by showcasing a variety of eco-friendly hotels and B&Bs – from budget to luxury. The program evaluates a comprehensive list of environmentally-friendly practices – from linen and towel re-use, recycling, local and organic food, electric car charging stations. The program enables travelers to view a detailed list of eco-friendly practices they can expect at each location. Find green hotels here.
One of the world’s leading hotel companies with a presence in nearly 100 countries created online sustainability tool IHG Green Engage™ which allows to measure the impact 4,700 IHG-branded hotels have on the environment. The tool recommends over 200 green solutions and supports hotels in creating environmental action plans and targets. Book IHG hotels here.
With its Green Hotels program, Expedia not only features green hotels that are pioneering green travel practices, but also provides tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint while traveling. In partnership with TerraPass, Expedia created carbon offset bundles, allowing you to fund a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions roughly equal to your output. Book green hotels here.
Garden Hotels allows you to book hotels and apartments in Majorca, Ibiza, Minorca, Huelva and Armenia. Garden hotels is the first hotel chain to support proposals designed to boost local agriculture and livestock farming, prioritizing the purchase of products from local partners. Garden Hotels demonstrate their commitment to sustainability by encouraging guests and staff to save water, electricity and natural resources, and working to adapt their waste management systems and CO2 emissions to more eco-friendly and less contaminating processes. Book Garden Hotels here.
Sandals Resorts is a travel operator of luxury all inclusive resorts for couples who wish to spend vacation in the Caribbean. Sandals demonstrate their commitment to sustainability by training staff at different workshops and seminars conducted by NGOs and local government organizations. Sandals resorts also have water conservation, energy- and waste management programs in place. Sandals resorts also offer “green tours” to local attractions and invite local craft vendors to their hotels at least once per week to display and sell their craft items. Book Sandals resorts here. If you wish to spend vacation with your kids and other family members, you may also check out Beaches.com. This platform is also owned by Sandals & beaches Resorts and features all-inclusive family resorts in the Caribbean.
Design Hotels is an online platform that features handpicked boutique and design-driven luxury hotels, including green hotels, across the globe. It’s worth to mention that Design Hotels™ Corporate Headquarters runs entirely on renewable energies. In its properties, Design Hotels use only certified recycled paper and biodegradable cleaning materials. Design Hotels purchase only regional and organic produce, and all trash is separated and recycled into heat energy. Besides, Design Hotels do not use plastic bottles. Book Design Hotels here.
Element Hotels demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by using as many recycled materials as possible in design and construction. For example, floors feature carpets with up to 100% recycled content and recycled carpet cushions. Art on the walls is mounted on a base made from recycled tires. Guest rooms include recycling bins for paper, plastic and glass. All guest room kitchen appliances are energy efficient. Find Element Hotels here.
The world leader in finding amazing tours, activities, and travel experiences in destinations worldwide, allows you to search for numerous eco tours and eco parks in different parts of the world. The platform enables you to browse more than 1 million traveler reviews and photos, watch videos of our top activities to get a sneak peek before you go and read guides and recommendations from experienced travel insiders. View eco tours here.
This online platform allows you to search for and book a wide variety of eco hotels around the world. The platform offers great deals for subscribers and most hotels featured on the platform do not require advance payment or deposit. Besides, platform allows customers to view full list of all room facilities and all photos.
Agoda offers many types of accommodations – from hotels and B&Bs to beach resorts and homestays. Agoda provides verified reviews from real travelers and complete information regarding facilities, locations, and star ratings.
by Natalie Myhalnytska