Most Important Travel Trends of 2013
Responsible Travel: You Will Travel Green
September marked the opening of the 600-room ITC Grand Chola hotel, in Chennai, India, which is poised to join the ranks of 157 other properties worldwide that have received LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The airports in San Francisco; San Jose, California; and Chattanooga, Tennessee, also now have LEED-certified facilities. Airlines around the globe, meanwhile, are testing biofuels and flying more efficiently by reducing cabin weight and rethinking their routes. More than a dozen cities, including San Francisco and Paris, are using hybrid taxis, and London will debut its first all-electric mini-fleet later this year. Your travel footprint is lightening—whether you know it or not.