| Green Travel News |
Travel & Leisure points to what’s on the horizon for the coming year with a look at 11 trends that are changing the way we move through the world. Green travelers will especially like #8:
You’ll give back on vacation
Many travel companies have sister foundations that will put your donations to good use; now an increasing number are taking it a step further and committing all profits to such projects. Cambodia-focused tour operator AboutAsia, for example, gives 100 percent of its net proceeds to schools and education initiatives around Siem Reap. A new breed of nonprofit hotels is also emerging, among them Fogo Island Inn, off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, which functions almost as a heritage foundation for its small island, and Nihiwatu resort, which supports numerous projects on Sumba island in Indonesia. Closer to home, California’s legendary Golden Door spa has just relaunched with new rooms and a commitment to donate its profits to charities, including a children’s health center in Ethiopia. Wherever you’re heading, check if your hotel has a relationship with Pack for a Purpose. The organization works with hotels that have identified development goals in local communities and encourages guests to bring necessary supplies in their suitcases.