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Sustainable & Responsible Tourism Websites
Sustainable Tourism Leaders – Interviews, good practices and links on sustainable tourism. It is a website that aims to link and promote examples of sustainability leadership for academics, businesses and travellers.
Trip Advisor Green Leaders – although not really a sustainable tourism website, it should be commended that Trip Advisor is trying. They have launched a green leaders program to identify hotels that showcase environmental criteria. Sadly it is not social or community focused and solely relies on environmental criteria from a few set standards but still – it is a step in the right direction for a site which hosts over 40,000 visitors a month.
Greentraveller.co.uk – a website dedicated to providing information on how to have a greener holiday including tips and destinations for travellers wishing to minimize their environmental footprint and contribute to the livelihoods of local communities. Greentraveller provides a route to market for eco places to stay and tour operators, and currently features over 600 places to stay and over 2,000 organized trips and tours, all reachable by train/foot passenger ferry services from the UK.
Google Green Maps
Earth Day Network (EDN) partnered with Google for the launch of the new Google Maps Summer of Green, an environment-focused video and map guide to eco-tourism spots, including spas, hotels and restaurants. The presentation features the top U.S. travel city destinations (New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco). Google Maps Summer of Green enables users to discover green travel options by featuring guided virtual video tours of environmentally friendly destinations such as nature museums and horseback riding outposts.