Continuing with the green movement, a new web invites travelers to consider more than price and place when booking their next trip.
Green Travel Hub, an Orlando-based environmental travel company, gives visitors options for environmentally friendly travel.
They rank hotels based on their environmental responsibility, provide links to rental car companies that offer hybrids, and offer ways to purchase carbon offsets to the pollution caused by air travel.
The companies goal is to move green travel into the mainstream, raising awareness as to the availability of “green” choices. Greentravelhub.com hopes to make these options easier to find.
As the website reminds us, it’s important to think green at home and while away. Hanging up towels, instead of leaving them on the ground, lets housekeeping know that you intend to reuse them.
Greentravelhub.com donates 20 percent of its profits to environmental organizations.
Another new website, based in the UK, is the Carbon Consultancy. This is an organization that works with the travel industry to support carbon emissions management.
The web service is available for tour operators, travel management companies and other travel professionals.