| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News. The program, which ranks hotels and B&Bs on their eco-friendly features, encompasses more than 8,000 properties in 67 countries (including 170 new entrants in Australia and New Zealand)—making it […]
| Green Travel News | Each year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world’s developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry. “Travel has become the world’s largest industry, exceeding a trillion-dollar annual footprint,” notes […]
| Green Mini Vacation | There are muchos Puerto Ricos. Which one(s) do you want? Simply a beach? No problem. Mountains? Check. Lake? Ocean? River? Rain forest, karst or coastal plains? It’s a big island, 100+ miles long and more than 3,500 square miles in all. It has cities with colonial splendor and isolated villages where […]
Each year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world’s developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry.
| El Morro to Mofongo | The Spaniard Juan Ponce de León wandered fruitlessly in pestilence-ridden Florida, searching for a fountain of youth, but in Puerto Rico he discovered the motherlode. Named the island’s first governor, Ponce de León founded what’s now known as the city of San Juan in 1521. San Juan soon became the most important […]
The World Society for the Protection of Animals points a finger at the Cayman Turtle Farm in its tips to for spotting phony eco-claims
| Jamaica Green, Mon! | Located nearly at the center of the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica has long been a mecca for tourists. However, a new breed of vacationer is now targeting this sun-kissed land. Increasingly, travelers with a keen sense of environmental responsibility are seeking out green vacation opportunities here. By choosing your transport, accommodation and […]
| Beyond The Beaches | This is a sponsored post written by GTG staff on behalf of Aruba Tourism Authority. All opinions are 100% those of the author. Most of us in the U.S. know Aruba, the tiny island just 18 miles north of Venezuela, as a South Caribbean destination for weddings, honeymoons and beach […]
EarthCheck, the global eco-certifier, has awarded two Sandals all-inclusive luxury resorts in Jamaica its highest eco-certification. They are in Negril and Ocho Rios
Adding to more than two dozen environmental awards and certifications, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts on Aruba have been named the top sustainable travel and tourism business in the Caribbean by Green Globe. Bucuti scored highest in sustainable management, social economics, cultural heritage and environmental practices.