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The Green Life: Great Green Hotel Guides

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February 23, 2010

Great Green Hotel Guides

Green hotel Thinking about a quick getaway this spring? Consider spending the weekend after Earth Day in an eco-friendly hotel to celebrate everything our planet provides. Those boutique eco-hotels can get pretty pricey, though, which is why Travelzoo is launching a new section of their site which pairs green-seeking travelers with the best deals on LEED-certified hotels.

Travelzoo is adding the section because, after conducting a consumer survey, they concluded that most Americans would be happy to stay at eco-friendly hotels, but only if they cost the same as the non-green alternatives. The site goes up April 1 in honor of Earth Day (which is April 22), but you can get a sneak preview now, and mark the date so you’ll remember to check out travelzoo.com/green when it launches.

Want a green hotel guide to tide you over until then? Try It’s a Green Green World, a site that provides hundreds of detailed reviews for destinations across the globe. Also check out the Green Hotels Association (which we've recommended before). And since traveling isn’t always the greenest of endeavors, we’ve also provided some tips for eco-friendlier vacations.

--Sophie Matson

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