When you book your holiday do you expect the travel company to offer products that are sustainable? Is it hard for you to identify a “greener holiday”? It is actually a lot easier than it seems…
The following is a list I have compiled of certification programmes from third-party organizations. I have also included Websites that offer lists of hotels and travel operators with certification or a sustainable programme in place.
Rainforest Alliance – An international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests. http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/
The International Ecotourism Society – A list of Tour Operators that are trying to conduct themselves in a responsible, sustainable manner. http://www.ecotourism.org/
Sustainable Trip A list of hotels, tour operators & other tourism business in Latin America & the Caribbean that are verified by the Rainforest Alliance. http://www.sustainabletrip.org/
Green Tourism Business Scheme – Sustainable certification programme http:/www.green-tourism.com/
Green Hotels – Green Hotels Association brings together environmentally-friendly properties whose managers are eager to institute programs that save water, save energy and reduce solid waste—while saving money. http://www.greenhotels.com/
Five Leaf System – Website that lists sustainable accommodation from 109 countries around the world. The Five Leaf system is rated by guests. http://www.fiveleafsystem.com/
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