Traveling is fun. And it can also be a force for good. We believe travelers can have a great time and do good at the same time – our tailor-made programs make sure of that.
Let’s just say: we can make a world of difference — and it’s often in the little things. You can book with confidence and discover the best our cities offer in a sustainable way.
In this publication we inspire you to see what’s the latest and greatest in sustainable travel in the US. But first, let’s give sustainability some practical context.
Our four sustainable pillars.
Guidelines for sustainability in Travel – a practical approach.
PRESERVE CULTURAL HERITAGE
Connect to the rich cultural heritage of your destination- the local traditions, beliefs, history, architecture and mindset.
Boost the local economy by using homegrown products, collaborate with other local businesses, and being in compliance with local regulations.
RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT
Conserve your destination’s natural resources and protect their local ecosystems.
Define success beyond profit and considering the impact your business has on the environment and the community around it.
Our destination partners are making progress.
Inspiration from our top Group Travel destinations.
DISCOVER LOS ANGELES
There are a multitude of organized activities, tours, and things to do in Los Angeles that are not only fun, but also benefit the greater good.
We looked at some sustainable LA excursions – from hiking with wolfdogs to electric bike tours – that offer invaluable connection with the city, with nature, and ultimately with each other.
A famous frog once said, “It’s not easy being green.” He was right. Chicago is a city anchored in industrial roots and approaching a population of over three million people. If any city knows the sacrifice, effort and, ultimately, the benefit of becoming an eco-friendly metropolis – it’s Chicago.
VISIT FLORIDA – ECOTOURISM MIAMI
From eco-friendly hotels and low-impact activities to give-back voluntourism opportunities that help the community, the greater Miami area offers many chances to support conservation efforts, observe wildlife and leave little or no trace of your time here.
NYC – THE OFFICIAL GUIDE
Life in NYC is an inherently sustainable proposition. The City’s subways, buses and 1,000-plus miles of bike lanes and routes make it easy to get around without a car. Walking and biking throughout NYC, whether strolling alongside rows of brownstones, visiting historical sites or exploring the greenways, are among the great pleasures of the City. Farmers’ markets and farm-to-table restaurants ensure that residents and visitors eat fresh local food.
With progressive transportation, leading composting practices, and a commitment to environmental preservation, the Emerald City consistently ranks as one of the greenest in the country. It’s simple to lean into this culture of conservation and make your travel more sustainable.
With great travel comes great responsibility and reducing your carbon footprint should be top of mind when visiting any city. Luckily, there are several easy ways to practice sustainability when visiting New Orleans, whether you choose to stay in an eco-friendly hotel or utilize public transportation. If you’re trying to be mindful about helping the communities you visit, here are some ways you can make sure you’re traveling more sustainably.
Our business clients regularly fly big distances.
Tourism is responsible for roughly 8% of the world’s carbon emissions, making it a significant contributor to climate change.
Every time you fly on a plane, stay in a hotel, ride in a taxi, or create waste, carbon emissions are being generated. While there are many ways that you can and should minimize your carbon footprint while traveling – from turning off the air conditioner to renting electric vehicles – no matter how sustainable your travel habits are, certain carbon emissions are unavoidable. That’s where carbon offsetting comes in.
So here you have it.
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