True ecotourism can be simply defined as a trip or vacation that leaves minimal impact on the destination's environment. Why then, do many environmentally conscious people fail to consider the actual policies and practices of hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts when making reservations for their “eco-friendly” vacations?
Many travelers do take part in environmentally friendly activities such as hiking, biking and camping. They also take time to find eco-friendly transportation alternatives to long airline flights or traditional summer road trips in their big SUVs. So, why not go a step further and stay in accommodations that not only claim to be eco-friendly, but have actually proven their green practices to previous guests?
A quick internet search can provide travelers with several resources of information on such establishments: Even popular hotel chains like Doubletree and Marriott now feature environmentally friendly hotels.
If being eco-friendly is important to you, go beyond “green” transportation and activity options and find environmentally friendly accommodations for your next vacation.