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Guardian Green Travel List 2011

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Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:48 on Saturday 05 November 2011

The 2011 Guardian Green Travel List, in association with greentraveller.co.uk, is published in today's Guardian newspaper.

The Guardian's Green Travel List is a guide to companies worldwide that have shown evidence of commitment to community, place and the environment. If you've been inspired by a company, project, organisation or eco initiative, we'd love to hear about it.
We're looking for innovative projects, such as hotels that provide their own renewable energy, visitor centres and attractions that have significantly cut their carbon emissions, low emissions transport initiatives, and authentic community projects worldwide that genuinely give back to the local people and the destination.
Please send suggestions to: info@greentraveller.co.uk, stating clearly:1. The name of the project and relevant website2. The category you'd like to nominate it for, choose from the following:AccommodationTransportDays Out/Visitor AttractionsCommunity ProjectsHolidays3. Why you think it should be included in the Green Travel List (200 words max)
In particular, we are seeking travel and tourism companies who have been really creative and innovative in thinking about how they can be more sustainable. We want to know about innovations in technology and use of technology, but also in marketing, business models, pricing or product design. The aim is to create a list of companies that have been the most innovative in some respect in order to make their business more sustainable.
The List is published in The Guardian in association with greentraveller.co.uk. The Chair of Judges is Dr Graham Miller, Head of School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey.

This annual list is a guide to 25 travel and tourism initiatives worldwide that have shown evidence of commitment to community, place and the environment.

We received hundreds of nominations (from readers of the Guardian and via twitter and the greentraveller facebook page) of fantastic initiatives from all over the world, which the judges have whittled down to a final list of the 25 best.

Here are the five categories that link to detailed descriptions of the initiatives that made it into the list:

>> Places to Stay
>> Sustainable Holidays
>> Transport Initiatives
>> Days Out/Visit Attractions
>> Community and Conservation

This year we were looking for innovative projects, such as hotels that provide their own renewable energy, visitor centres and attractions that have significantly cut their carbon emissions, low emissions transport initiatives, and authentic community projects worldwide that genuinely contribute to the livelihoods of local people and contribute to biodiversity conservation.

For more information on the kinds of projects that made it onto the list, see: Richard Hammond's introduction to this year's annual Green Travel List. 
For more information on the judging process, see: Judging the Green Travel List.
The Green Travel List was today published in the travel section of the Guardian newspaper, Saturday 4 November: The Guardian Green Travel List 2011.

With thanks to Gemma Bowes, Andy Pietrasik and Gavin McGowan at the Guardian.


See also the Guardian Green Travel List 2010

Between a rock and a cool place: The natural swimming pool at Little White Alice in Cornwall, one of this year's featured initiatives. Photo Tom Watts/Greentraveller.Between a rock and a cool place: The natural swimming pool at Little White Alice in Cornwall, one of this year's featured initiatives. Photo Tom Watts/Greentraveller.

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