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 sometimes accept invitations from destination marketing agencies or tour operators, but will only feature and recommend those businesses which we consider a good fit for our readership of environmentally conscious, discerning travelers.
Because achieving sustainability is a long and difficult process, we don’t expect each hotel or tour to be at the same stage in terms of its environmental performance. We don’t see ourselves as “eco police” – more like scouts on the look-out for inspiring, qualitative tours and accommodation and memorable experiences. Where we see room for improvement, we take the liberty to say so in our meeting with the general manager or hotel director. Or we 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, 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.
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If you’d like to contribute to GreenCityTrips.com or have us experience your hotel, tour or destination, please get in touch.