| 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 […]
| The Hangover-Free Zone | “Tequila? There’s an actual place called that?” Si, claro. Yes, there really is. It’s in the Mexican state of Jalisco, some 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. The colonial town of Tequila (founded by Franciscan monks in 1530) and, surrounding it, the sprawling fields of red volcanic soil planted in row after row […]
| In the Land of Chipichipi | We could feel the air cool and freshen as we began to ascend la Ruta de la Niebla, the Way of Fog, into las Alturas, the highlands of Mexico’s Veracruz state. Whereas down on the brown sands of its Gulf of Mexico beaches it had been hot and humid and there was […]
The first-ever Los Cabos Greenfest in Mexico’s Baja seeks to raise awareness about saving the planet through music, fitness and wellness. All power will be generated by attendees using bicycles.
| 4 Great Tips | Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is home to some of the Caribbean’s best and most beloved resort destinations, including Cancun, Cozumel, Riviera Maya and beyond. The range of choices for lodging can, in fact, be downright bewildering. And when it’s an eco-friendly resort, hotel or inn you’re seeking—as we fervently hope you […]
| Greening All Inclusively | There are lots of ways to travel and all-inclusive deals are an increasingly popular option. Many holidaymakers love the convenience of this type of vacation. Once you arrive at your destination of choice, transfers, accommodation, meals, drinks and entertainment are already paid for, meaning you hardly have to reach for […]
Healthier air travel and hotels lead the year’s travel trends spotted by Wellness Tourism Worldwise, an international organization focused on well-being and travel. The forecast is based on an analysis of
The world’s first hotel use of an eco-efficient microturbine will reduce the Royal Playa del Carmen’s energy consumption by more than 48%, and also eliminates the necessity for emergency generators.
Microturbines work like jet engines but produce electricity instead of thrust.
‘Tis the season to hit the beach, where the sun is warm and the drinks are cold. Cancun, Mexico, is such a place, and now at last you can stay green. The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa has launched several new eco-programs, from stepped-up recycling to a new reverse osmosis water treatment plant that turns waste water into clean drinking water.
| Green Travel News | Mayakoba in Mexico’s Riviera Maya has been cited by the Rainforest Alliance for achievements in sustainable tourism, the first time that organization has so honored a tourism project. Comprised of three separate, independently owned resorts—Fairmont Mayakoba, Rosewood Mayakoba and Banyan Tree Mayakoba—this luxury development south of Cancun has instituted a […]