Top green spots for travellers

SINGAPORE, 24 April 2019: Expedia named its top 10 list of hot spots for eco-travellers to coincide with Earth Day celebrations Monday 22 May.

Claiming there’s a shift from being a passive tourist to being a mindful traveller who is keen to make thoughtful choices about destinations, Expedia says it came up with a list based on its global bank of over 8 million traveller reviews.

The global data showed the 10 best places to stay around the world, as reviewed by Expedia travellers*.

From boutiques with beehives and resorts with rainwater recycling, to grand urban retreats with solar cell power, many of these places show that luxury and sustainability are not mutually exclusive.

Additionally, Expedia highlighted the top countries with the best-reviewed eco-conscious accommodations, with the USA topping the charts.

Top 10 eco-friendly stays

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, Mexico

Nomad Hotel Roissy CDG, Paris, France

Siloso Beach Resort, Sentosa, Singapore

Habitat Suites, Austin, Texas

Pakasai Resort, Krabi, Thailand

Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

The Green House, Bournemouth, UK

Listel Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

Hotel Verde, Cape Town, South Africa

Sherwood Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand

Top 10 sustainable countries

USA

Mexico

Canada

Australia

UK

Costa Rica

Thailand

New Zealand

France

Italy

Siloso Beach Resort, Sentosa in Singapore, featured as the highest placed resort in Asia in the 10 most recommended eco-friendly stays. It was third overall.

Pakasai Resort in Krabi, Thailand, followed in second place in Asia and was placed fifth worldwide.

ParkRoyal on Pickering, Singapore, was the third highest in Asia and sixth worldwide.

*Top 10 lists compiled from measuring sentiment and volume of reviews from travellers globally on Expedia that mention ‘sustainable’ or ‘eco-friendly.’

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