A wave of eco-consciousness has heightened demand for all things green – including travel. Consumers are looking for vacations that are not only fun, but also environmentally-friendly. Hotels boast everything from green cleaning products and energy-efficient light bulbs to water conservation programs and ecologically sustainable activities.
The Equus Hotel in Oahu Island, Hawaii uses earth-friendly bamboo materials heavily in its dÃ©cor and emphasizes ecologically sustainable activities such as horseback tours, hiking the trails, canoeing and surfing. Closer to land, Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL was recently given Florida’s Green Lodging Designation in 2007 for its water conservation efforts, green cleaning products and ENERGY STAR ® appliances in all guest rooms. In Los Angeles, The Kyoto Grand is an active participant in the Green Lodging Program and has reached its "leadership" level. More and more resorts are taking notice and acting accordingly.