Founded in April 2014, GreenCityTrips.com is a travel blog and web portal driven by passion for authentic, responsible travel experiences. Honesty and authenticity are important, which is why we only publish reviews of hotels and tours which we’ve had the chance to experience ourselves.
Hotels or tours usually host us free of charge, so we can experience their products and services, have time to talk to their sustainability champions, and to prepare and write the reviews.
We also accept invitations from destination marketing agencies or tour operators – anything that helps us keep our travel costs at a minimum is welcome – but will only feature and recommend those businesses which we consider a good fit for environmentally conscious, discerning travellers.
Because implementing sustainability is a long and difficult process, we don’t expect each hotel or tour to be at the same stage in terms of environmental and social best practice. We don’t see ourselves as “eco police” or “sustainability judges” – more like scouts on the look-out for inspiring, qualitative tours and accommodation and memorable experiences. That said, where there is room for improvement, we take the liberty to say so. Almost always we meet the person in charge (e.g. general manager, hotel director) and send them a follow-up email with our impressions.
Since we started Green City Trips, we have reviewed anything from student hostel to five-star wellness resort, located in places as diverse as Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, Dubai, Helsinki (Finland), Barcelona, Lisbon and Singapore.
Rather than focusing on how many stars a property has, we select our hotels and tours based on their potential to provide authentic, healthy and rewarding experiences. Here is an overview of green city travel destinations covered so far.
Let’s work together!
Sharing is caring, and tourism thrives through collaboration. If you’re an online travel agency, airline, in-flight magazine, destination magazine, tourism board, or an enthusiastic and experienced travel blogger or journalist, get in touch and tell us who you are, what you’re looking for and how we can collaborate.