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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

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Green travel is gaining momentum with TripAdvisor members. More than 70 percent said they plan to make more eco-friendly choices over the next 12 months. Sixty-five percent said they made green choices over the past year

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| Green Travel News | Who’s the most bicycle-friendly for visitors of them all? In the U.S., head for the Pacific Northwest’s Portland. So declares  National Geographic Traveler, in a ranking of the most bike-friendly cities. Portland is “arguably the best big city in America for cycling,” agrees Andy Clarke, president of the League of […]

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| Green Travel News | The Heathman, a luxury hotel in Portland, has received one of the highest environmental honors in the industry. Green Seal Silver Certification sets strict environmental standards that properties must meet to achieve leadership levels in sustainability, including waste minimization, water and energy efficiency, hazardous substances handling and environmentally responsible purchasing. […]

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| Green Travel News | When the new Courtyard Charleston/Summerville in South Carolina opens in 2012, it will be the first Marriott to be built using a  green hotel prototype developed in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Marriott is first in the hospitality industry to create such a prototype, in pursuit of its ambitious goal of having 300 LEED […]

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