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Ethical and Sustainable Travel Resources
The TravelPlanner is your hand picked library of the best eco travel information on the web. It covers both travel within and from the UK. There is loads of useful information here, and we will continue to add to it - if you are planning a trip, why not add this page to your bookmarks now, so you can return again.

We concentrate on ethical and sustainable eco tourism, so you can expect to see sites with strong ethical principles given prominence.

Every month we feature a site of particular interest -something that stands out from the crowd -it might be that it has some good photos, be really a useful source information or simply that it demonstrates a strong environmental or ethical stance.

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Site of the Month:
June 2012: Pedibus: a different activity perhaps while the Olympics are on -Pedibus is an innovative idea offering Pubcrawler Parties and tours of Shoreditch and Borough Market with their vehicle that seats eight cyclists who sit facing each other as if at a dinner table and pedal their way around, steered by a driver. The on-board bar and solar powered sound system complete the atmosphere. Would be great to see more of these.

More on cycling.
Past featured sites.

TheTravelPlanner online
First started back in 2003 the Travelplanner has since reached more than half a million travellers, providing ideas on green places to stay and how to reach them.
TheTravelPlanner is pleased to be featured in the Good Web Guide, and the Book of Green. It is listed in numerous other online resourses including Running in Heels and BeMoreEco.
Read more about us and find our contact details.

Responsible Travel

  • airlines -air fares + flight information -airports, airlines, discount tickets online.
  • rail -railway and underground companies, timetables and tickets.
  • road travel -car hire, roads, traffic jams, travel services and advice.
  • bus -bus and coach routes and timetables.
  • sea -cross channel ferries and hovercraft.
Accommodation: green places to stay
  • Eco hotels -where find and book eco hotels and hostals online.
  • Eco-lodges -stay in eco friendly lodges and cabins.
  • Eco hostels -budget accomodation for backpackers.
  • holiday cottages -get away from it all in self-catering accomodation -eco homes, town houses, chalets, gites, apartments and cottages.
  • Eco camping -camping sites, tour organisers and equipment.
  • bed and breakfast -if you are looking for environmentally friendly bed and breakfast.
General Travel information -other travel information -passports, health, general advice.
  • travel portals -travel sites with everything -from city guides to price comparisons.
  • site of the month -some of the best travel sites on the internet.
  • travel books -see our our library of travel books and maps.
  • gap years -taking a year out and volunteering.
  • equipment -for camping, trekking, skiing, mountaineering, climbing, sub aqua, surfing and skiing.
  • finance -money and travel insurance.
  • contact -how to contact theTravelPlanner. Also has details of our privacy policy.
Holidays -package tour and activity holiday companies.
  • Adventure Travel -all aspects of outdoor activity and adventure holidays.
  • Beach holidays -find some of the best (mostst secluded) beaches in the world.
  • Sports holidays -tennis and golf holidays, tickets for motor sports, football, rugby and cricket events.
  • Wellbeing Holidays -yoga, meditation and spiritual retreats.
  • Wildlife Safari -holidays where you can observe nature -from safari in africa to birdwatching in the amazon.
  • Sub Aqua -scuba dive in some of the best places in the world -from the Red Sea to the Galapagos.
  • Kayaking and Rafting -whitewater adventures by canoe, kayak and raft.
  • Surfing -surfing holidays, resorts and equipment.
  • Climbing -rock climbing and mountaineering in Britain and the rest of the world.
  • Trekking -walking and trekking holidays.
  • Horse Riding -pony trekking and equestrian holidays.
  • Cycling -information on bikes and cycle touring.
  • Skiing -ski, snowboard and winter sports holidays.
  • Sailing -from learning to sail to yacht charter
  • Fishing -coarse, fly and sea fishing holidays around the world.
  • River boats -messing aboat on rivers and canals.
  • Cruises -luxury cruise liner holidays.
  • Childrens Holidays -places to keep small people happy.
  • Singles -holidays for single people of all ages -from club med to holidays for older people.
  • Ecotourism -holiday in a sustainable and responsible way.
Weekend Breaks -short breaks that don't cost the earth -featuring Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Paris, Prague and Venice.

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Featured books:
100 Places to Go Before They Disappear
Patrick Drew, Rajendra K. Pachauri and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Hardcover - 1 Apr 2011
Initially wasn't sure about this one seeing the authorship and date of publication.......but with two nobel prizewinners writing about the impact of climate change, this has to be a notworthy book.
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The Ethical Travel Guide: Your Passport to Exciting Alternative Holidays
Polly Pattullo
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Good Alternative Travel Guide: Exciting Holidays for Responsible Travelers Paperback
Mark Mann and Zainem Ibrahim
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The "Guardian" Green Travel Guide
Liane Katz and Alastair Sawday
Paperback -April 2009
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