With Summer officially here, I thought it would be time to look for some decent Eco-Tourism options.
Are smaller countries usually better practitioners?
I don't know if there's any study of proof of it?
I did find one that is proud of its green credentials and trumpets them.
The Official Guide to Travel in Austria shares a few attractive options.
Ready for a Car-Free Vacation, Werfenweng on an Alpine plateau, near Salzburg allows you to do so with its Samo (Soft Mobility) program.
You can reach the town by train.
If you drove, once you get there you will have to hand your keys to the Tourist Office.
You are given a pass that allows you in the Summer to go places thanks to a range of options from bikes and electric vehicles to car sharing options...
You could say that Werfenweng has aligned its scenery and its transportation.
Austria's Tourist Office shares more Green Austria picks.
For example Naturidyll Hotels in Austria and South Tyrol (Alto Adige, Italy).
I like the relaxed feel of their 'splendor in the grass' imagery.
Getting our feet off the gas pedal for Green Day # 133
Previously: Greenwash Vs Green Creds, Soul of A Green Machine Panel, Digital Downtown 2010