Travel guides publishing options for greener trips


Fodor’s Travel set to release World’s Best Eco-Lodges & Earth-Friendly Hotels

Juliet Eilperin,
Washington Post

Published: Saturday, November 10, 2007

more vacationers have begun to contemplate the impact of their travels
on the planet, from the greenhouse gas emissions of their flights to
the litter they leave behind in scenic areas, mainstream travel
publishers have devised a new category of books to address their

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GREEN READINGS from the article….

Code Green: Experiences of a Lifetime, Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet has released Code Green: Experiences of a Lifetime, a beautiful, inspiring reference book that details 82 amazing journeys that will have a positive impact on the environment, culture, and economy of your next holiday destination. Code Green is a glimpse into the world of responsible travel – a message that has always been close to Lonely Planet’s heart. The book profiles experiences from across the globe, ranging from independent travel to small group tours; grass-roots community organisations to luxury resorts and safaris, as well as a smattering of the huge and growing number of volunteer opportunities. Read more…

25 Ultimate Experiences: Ethical Travel, Rough Guides

Whetheryou’re planning the trip of a lifetime, dreaming about going, or havealready booked a trip, check out Rough Guides’ selection of the 25 ultimate ethical travel experiences to see how you can travel the worldwithout harming the earth. From volunteering in Madagaskar and dolphin-tagging in Norway to staying at an eco-lodge in Kenya and meeting Bangladesh villagers through Tradecraft. Covering unusual,rewarding and worthwhile ethical experiences, there have never been 25 better reasons to grab your passport, stop what you are doing and go. One of 25 Rough Guide Ultimate Experiences – collect the set of 25 pocket sized books and make the most of your time on Earth! Read more…

Green Travel: The World’s Best Eco-Lodges & Earth-Friendly Hotels
, Fodor’s Travel (April 2008)

Green Travel is the must-have guide to eco-lodges & green hotels around the world. Featuring 100 clean, green accommodations that are not only environmentally friendly, but work to support local communities as well, Choosing Eco-Travel celebrates the growing availability of green travel experiences. It also tackles some the more difficult issues that ethical travelers’ face— questions about poverty, the politics of boycotting certain destinations, and the environmental impact of travel. Read more…

Frommer’s Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan 2008, Frommer’s Travel Guides

Includes a section on eco-tourism that refers readers to two groups, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and Tread Lightly, that address the ethics of swimming with marine mammals. Provides information on visiting protected areas, such as the Rio Lagartos and Celestun refuges, both of which feature flamingos.

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