Guardian Green Travel List 2011
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:
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.
With thanks to Gemma Bowes, Andy Pietrasik and Gavin McGowan at the Guardian.
See also the Guardian Green Travel List 2010