Curious about electric cars? On your next vacation, give one a test drive—and instead of paying high gas prices, charge up for free. Major car rental companies, which have been offering hybrid vehicles for years, are now getting into the electric car (EV) market. And an ever-growing number of hotels, resorts, and even B&Bs
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ new sustainable seafood policy bans shark fin from the menu in all its restaurants and banquets. The Hong Kong-based hotelier also pledged to stop serving endangered bluefin tuna and Chilean sea bass.
The Venetian Macao is the largest single hotel building in Asia, sixth-largest building in the world and largest casino in the world. Now it’s becoming EarthCheck certified to reduce its environmental footprint.
| Style And Sustainability | Arriving at the five-star JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong, you step into an impeccably stylish, sun-filled lobby with heart-stopping views of Hong Kong harbor. Guests are huddled with one of several concierges, sipping cocktails in the bar or savoring a meal in one of the popular restaurants (which attract [...]
| Flying High To China | Notes from the Green Travel Guru’s flight log…. The secret to getting the most from your frequent flier miles is not only accumulating them in the fastest ways, it’s also spending them well. I want to reap the greatest value … and, boy, am I. Remember my First Principle [...]
| Recycled Hong Kong | Foregoing its traditional “green” Christmas tree this year, the Novotel Hong Kong on Kowloon’s Nathan Road collected 3,026 clear plastic water bottles and constructed this 12-foot-high, 16-tier “greener” tree lit with energy-saving LED lights. This is the first Novotel in China to achieve Green Globe Certified status under the worldwide [...]
| Green Travel News | No need to endure the stale jokes and take-it-or-leave-it schedules of city bus tours ever again. Be greener and walk at your own pace, on your own timetable, without fear of missing a thing. GPSmyCity, an iPhone software start-up based in Las Vegas, offers a travel app that turns your [...]
| Greening in China | On Kowloon Island, in Hong Kong‘s energetic Golden Mile shopping and commercial district, the sleek and modern Eaton Smart, Hong Kong presides over Nathan Road like the world-class hotel that it is. Its top-notch amenities, central location, helpful staff and elegantly appointed rooms with amazing views of the Hong Kong [...]
| Greening in Guangxi | If there’s one thing I love more than entrepreneurs, it’s entrepreneurs with life-changing epiphanies! Chris Barclay, an American expat living in China since the early 1990s, is just such an entrepreneur, with just such epiphanies. His award-winning Yangshuo Mountain Retreat and Yangshuo Village Inn, nestled in the stunning karsts of Guangxi [...]
| Green travel spotlight | We see Sean in Haiti, Brad in New Orleans. It’s gotten Hollywood trendy to lend a helping hand. Thumbs up to that, we say. Maybe that’s why Voluntourism, mixing volunteer service with your travel, is booming. But sacrificing creature comforts and limited leisure time is not for everyone. Why not [...]