Executive Travel Magazine

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March/April 2009

Green travel

Is business travelers an enemy of the environment? New products and services are enabling road warriors to think green.

Some of the most innovative travel companies have greened their products and services. And many travelers are seeking out environmentally friendly options. But how much traction does this movement have? We examine trends and what's in store for the future. We also answer our inner skeptics by investigating whether five green travel initiatives are actually valuable: in-flight recycling, hotel water conservation programs, hotel utilities controlled by key cards, hybrid car rentals and carbon offsets. And we tour a LEED–certified hotel to get an insider's look at how and why it's gentler on Mother Nature.

Survey finds hotels are turning up the green and becoming more eco–friendly.
Survey finds most fliers suffer neck pains because of airline seats.
A growing number of business travelers care deeply about their impact on the environment, and travel-industry companies are responding with innovation and expanded choices.
Exploring the world by bicycle is the ultimate green vacation: you'll use pedal power to experience some of the most beautiful backroads on the planet.
Toronto has got the style and showiness of a great metropolis. But it is still a startlingly clean and safe city. And yes, it's still polite.
More and more hotels are going to great lengths to green up their acts.
With barbecue season just around the corner, these standout grills offer new features and power.
James Beard Foundation Award nominees are culinary rising stars and worthy choices for client entertaining.
Reduce your carbon footprint with these energy–saving assistants.
Rethink what you think you know about cuff links.
Have you ever had a nagging question about flying? We have, so we posed some questions to our resident expert and 747 pilot, Chris Cooke.
Follow these seven steps to find just the right hotel rewards program for your needs.
Being environmentally conscious at work doesn't have to be difficult or expensive.
Skeptics doubt the value of some new green travel initiatives. Do they really help the environment, or do they just save companies money?
A growing number of business travelers care deeply about their impact on the environment, and travel-industry companies are responding with innovation and expanded choices.
More and more rental firms are now offering chauffeur services to help you get around new cities.
Hyatt Place Chain partners with manners guru.
Once a sleepy backwater, Doha, Qatar, has become one of the world's fastest-growing economies in less than a decade.
Ryanair chief floats a bold notion and hopes to add transatlantic flights by the end of 2009.
This Dubai–based luxury hotel company plans on having 60 new properties by 2012.
Experts say in-flight broadband is expected to generate $936 million by 2012.
Scientists weigh in on vacation travel and how to make it greener.
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