Behind almost every trip is a search engine. Whether you’re searching for flights, accommodations, or things to do, you can start by using the Ecosia browser. This search engine utilizes 80% of its advertising revenue for reforestation purposes. And yes, there is an app available for your phone- available on the Apple App Store and on Google Play.
There are plenty digital platforms that help you connect with sustainable accommodations when looking for a home away from home. BookDifferent gives the CO2 footprint (number of kg per quest per night) of staying in each particular property, and makes it easy for users to see the “greenest choice” accommodations. GreenPearls lets you know which sustainable practices each hotel is involved in.
Transportation will definitely end up generating a big chunk of your total carbon emissions by the end of your trip.
If you are considering air travel, direct flights are the way to go. Booking channels such as Skyscanner or Glooby show if you are reserving an eco-flight. If your wallet seems to have a hard time adjusting to these low carbon footprint flights, you can always consider offsetting your flight. Although Atmosfair promotes prevention over curing measures, it still offers an offset program for flights and cruises.
Lastly, be sure to download the PATA Events App to hear about ways to travel sustainably to Cebu, Philippines for the PATA Annual Summit in May!
Check out 3 more great apps that will help you reach a sustainable lifestyle here.