Green Travel a Growing Trend with Apple Vacations

More than one million vacationers will hit the beach in 2011, but with the help of the growing eco-friendly vacation trend, their impact on the environment can be minimized, protecting the fragile ecosystems of our beloved jungles, beaches and oceans and enhancing relationships with the local culture.

Eco-friendly travel is more just than a buzzword; it is a way to preserve beautiful destinations for future generations and for the locals lucky enough to live there.

Apple Vacations is proud to partner with a variety of resorts that have made an extra effort to preserve our planet. Eco-friendly resorts can fit any budget and will leave travelers with a more authentic vacation experience, due to a deeper understanding and respect for the places they visit.


“Green” resorts can now be found throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii. For example, Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico offers travelers luxury accommodations coupled with a light carbon footprint. Features include:

 

  • — 96 ecological rooms that reduce CO2 emission by 75%
  • — Solar water heating
  • — Ultra-efficient air conditioning systems with low electrical consumption
  • — Furniture made from certified wood
  • — Guided Eco Tour exploring the Mayan jungle including 16 natural cenotes, indigenous animals and exotic plants.
  • — Recycling and separating the trash
  • — Use of biodegradable bottles throughout the resort
  • — Wildlife conservation
  • — Using recycled paper for all printed material

To get the full list of Apple Vacations’ eco-friendly resorts, please visit www.applevacations.com/gogreen.

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