Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Traveling Green - Tips for saving energy on your vacations

Stay at a green hotel. A green hotel will use shower mounted dispensers, instead of little plastic bottles, and change your linens less often (at your request). Look for a list of green hotels at

Go green when you rent a car. Try to rent a hybrid. If this proposition seems scary to you, many rental car companies will happily give you instructions.

Take a vacation with a higher purpose. Check out to learn about volunteering on wilderness projects with environmental agencies such as National Park Service.

Buy carbon offsets for your travel. You can donate a little money to websites such as and This money is used to fund various carbon reducing projects.

Shut down the house before you leave. Even if they are turned off, some appliances continue to use energy. Unplug as much as you can before you head out. Set timers for your lights, if they even need to be on while you are gone.

Check out these cities. Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and Oakland are the top "greenest" cities ranked by SustainLane, a green media company.

1 comment:

Fortune Park Hotels Ltd said...

Recession and inflation are two factors that have taken the whole world by storm. The slump in the economies has led to a major downfall in the travel and tourism sector also. Cost cutting and rightsizing, as they call it have hit most of the countries of the world. Under such circumstances it is only natural that the travel industry has seen a steep fall in the graph. Tourism has also declined in the countries like India that is one of the favorite destinations for the leisure traveler. Thankfully, since the country is now a growing lucrative market with a bulk of foreign investment, the number of business travelers has not witnessed a cut down. The business hotels situated in the major cities of India also have the facilities and ambience of luxury hotels, as these hotels most of the time cater to the overseas business travelers. The business hotels in Hyderabad and the hotels in Hyderabad along with the four metros can be counted in this group. Earlier amongst the metros, Delhi and Mumbai enjoyed the highest number of business travelers. However, times have changed now and Chennai and Kolkata are also fast becoming business hubs. The rising number of business hotels in Chennai and Kolkata is testimonial of this fact.