| 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 […]

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| 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 […]


| Green Travel News | China’s most iconic hotel is reopening … and going green. Shanghai‘s Peace Hotel is now a Fairmont, a leader in green hotel management. The legendary luxury hotel first opened in 1929, an art-deco classic that became known as the “Number One mansion in the Far East. ” Its restored grandeur includes its distinctive copper-sheathed roof, white […]


| Green Travel News | Can a single Beijing hotel make the city’s air cleaner? Maybe not, but at least the guests of the Park Plaza Beijing West can breathe easier. Part of Carlson Hotels, the Park Plaza Beijing West has taken to improving the quality of indoor air at the hotel. At a cost of almost USD$1.5 million, a new filtration […]


| Green Travel Spotlight | Langham Hotels, with its legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865 as Europe’s first Grand Hotel, is partnering with EarthCheck, the world’s largest certifier of sustainable travel and tourism operators. All Langham properties (and its Eaton Hotels group as well) will be upgrading to EarthCheck’s international standards of best green […]