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Eco travel company Hands Up Holidays has won Travelmole’s Best Responsible Tourism Website Award, 2008. Hands Up Holidays, which combine eco-sightseeing with meaningful volunteering experiences, have skyrocketed in popularity since their inception only two years ago. The recent revamp of the website will no doubt have had some influence on […]

Hands Up Holidays Win Travelmole Responsible Tourism Award



You know ecotourism has hit the big time if global travel booking giants Orbitz and Expedia have started their own eco travel sections providing green accommodation options. So it was with gusto that I trawled through their new pages to see if they’d fallen into the greenwashing trap or whether […]

Orbitz and Expedia Offer Eco-Friendly Hotels


Always wanted to have your say about green travel? Well, now’s your chance, and you could win a copy of Alaister Sawday’s Green Places to Stay for your troubles. Leading UK newspaper, The Times, has launched Green Spaces, a new award for green travel. Travellers are asked to nominate a […]

The Times’ Green Spaces Travel Awards, 2008




Everybody loves a quiz; well most people do. They’re perfect for those lovely lazy days that seem to be so infrequent, for when you’re procrastinating about starting work/study/home-reno or for people with obsessive-compulsive-online-quiz-disorder; so here’s a quick eco travel quiz I found on the Guardian’s Travel pages for you. I […]

How Green a Traveller Are You?


Hostels are coming up in the world. No longer do you need to dodge the bed bugs and dread ant infested shower rooms because hostels are finally getting fancy, and in some parts of the world they’re going eco. Barcelona’s Urbany Hostel, set to open in June 08, is one […]

Barcelona’s First Eco-friendly Hostel To Open in June 2008