Green travel isn’t just about where you’re going or how you’ll get there. It’s about place and people and an assessment of the impact of your visit. The myth is that green travel appeals only to the socially responsible and the politically engaged. Eco-tourism and green travel appeal to those who care about the natural world, and that doesn’t take environmental activism, it just takes a brain.
What does green travel really mean? At worst, it’s a cruise line claiming to be green while peddling mass tourism and leaving behind huge carbon footprints and waste. There are the hotels that call themselves green simply because they offer not to change their guests’ towels each day.
In this issue, we take a look at some companies that have demonstrated real commitment toward greening our islands’ tourism industry. The goal is to help you choose staycations that not only leave behind a minimum of ecological damage, but invest in preservation. Bon voyage!