Friday, November 2, 2007

Tourism is going green!

Tourism is “Going Green”

It is getting hot in here and according to experts, it is going to get even hotter. By 2100 the earth’s temperature will rise 2.5 to 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The numbers may seem small but even the slightest rise will have a tremendous effect on the world.

Travel Travel Carlson Wagonlit in Fargo is proudly celebrating World Responsible Tourism Day (WRTD) on November 14. Tourism is “going green” in order to preserve the world we live in. WRTD is about keeping “our beaches clean, preserving our stunning scenery, saving wildlife and appreciating our historic buildings and precious heritage”.

“There is a lot travelers can do to help preserve our environment,” said travel specialist Katie Rahr. Some of her suggestions for traveling green include the following:
· See the country by train – Train travel harms the environment far less than any other travel
· Take a bicycle tour of an area – Not only will you help your health you will also reduce carbon emissions and have a completely different experience in the area.
· Check your luggage on flights – Checking luggage reduces the waste from thrown away three oz liquid containers that are carried on.
· Give the cleaning crew a break – Don’t have your sheets and towels washed each night of your hotel stay.
· Invest in a Nalgene bottle – Refill one plastic bottle instead of continuously buying and throwing away bottles of water
· Rent a hybrid car

Along with promoting environmental efforts, Travel Travel is encouraging travelers to have a positive impact on the beautiful environments they visit by giving back to the people who live there. Voluntourism involves people from all age groups and all classes traveling globally to give aid to communities and people in need.

Each year Travel Travel Carlson Wagonlit assists several clients in traveling to other countries with the specific intent on assisting the people who live there.

If you would like more information on voluntourism or World Responsible Tourism day please call Travel Travel Carlson Wagonlit at 701-492-5000 or visit us online at

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