PHILADELPHIA, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one million Apple Vacationers will hit the beach in 2011, but with the help of the growing eco-friendly vacation trend, their impact on the environment can be minimized, protecting the fragile ecosystems of our beloved jungles, beaches and oceans and enhancing relationships with the local culture.
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Eco-friendly travel is more just than a buzzword; it is a way to preserve beautiful destinations for future generations and for the locals lucky enough to live there.
Apple Vacations is proud to partner with a variety of resorts that have made an extra effort to preserve our planet. Eco-friendly resorts can fit any budget and will leave travelers with a more authentic vacation experience, due to a deeper understanding and respect for the places they visit.
"Green" resorts can now be found throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii. For example, Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico offers travelers luxury accommodations coupled with a light carbon footprint. Features include:
- 96 ecological rooms that reduce CO2 emission by 75%
- Solar water heating
- Ultra-efficient air conditioning systems with low electrical consumption
- Furniture made from certified wood
- Guided Eco Tour exploring the Mayan jungle including 16 natural cenotes, indigenous animals and exotic plants.
- Recycling and separating the trash
- Use of biodegradable bottles throughout the resort
- Wildlife conservation
- Using recycled paper for all printed material
About Apple Vacations: For more than 40 years, Apple Vacations has provided affordable, top-quality vacation packages from U.S. departure cities nationwide to vacation destinations throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Panama and Europe, as well top US ski resorts. Along the way, we've established strong relationships with the best hotels and airlines, resulting in superior service and lower pricing. With the support of travel agents, Apple Vacations has delivered more passengers to Mexico and the Dominican Republic than any other North American tour operator. Apple Vacations is consistently voted "Best Tour Operator to Mexico" by readers of the leading industry trade magazines.
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