Libya tour operator and travel adventure specialist Libya Expeditions has added two Libya desert adventure tours to its holiday package line-up for spring and fall 2010 ― the 12-day “Libya Desert Explorer ― Ubari Lakes” tour and the 14-day Sahara adventure, “Libya Odyssey ― Into the Desert”.

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A group of 15 airlines has signed groundbreaking memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with two different U.S. producers ― AltAir Fuels LLC and Rentech, Inc. ― for a future supply of alternative aviation fuel.

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Megabus.com is to participate in the University of Vermont’s Green Coach Certification Pilot Program. The company says it has been selected based on its existing and emerging efforts to increase its environmental stewardship.

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Continental Airlines says it has experienced a major increase in the effectiveness of its recycling programs after the company put special emphasis on recycling projects to support its commitment to the environment.

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Marriott International, Inc. plans to expand its green-hotel portfolio ten-fold over the next five years by introducing a green-hotel prototype that will be pre-certified as meeting LEED standards.

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Virgin Atlantic has become involved in a unique initiative that will help its passengers find other travelers to share taxi rides into city centers across the world ― saving both their wallets and ground carbon emissions.

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Consumers’ attitudes towards “green” initiatives in the hospitality industry and their actual environmentally responsible behavior in hotels differ markedly, a study by two hospitality and tourism management graduate students at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business has found.

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Emirates Hotels & Resorts has opened the 4,000-acre Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Australia’s first luxury conservation-based property and Emirates’ first project outside of Dubai.

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In response to growing interest in “green” hotels from its members, the American Automobile Association has launched a program to highlight AAA-Approved lodgings that have been eco-certified through a well-established government or private program.

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Marriott International, Inc has developed a carbon-offset program to help guests at its more-than 3,000 hotels worldwide offset the carbon footprints associated with their hotel stays.

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National authorities in Mexico say the country’s national beach restoration program will begin on October 15.

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Orascom Development Holding AG has held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Andermatt Swiss Alps resort, which Orascom says will be the first integrated holiday resort in the Alps.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee’s sustainability-certification program for hotel and tourism accommodation has become the first such U.S.-based program to win Green Globe Certified status.

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The world has a historic opportunity to make real progress on curbing aviation’s carbon emissions, Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways, told a United Nations forum on climate change in New York on September 22.

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Officials at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles say the hotel has received L.A.’s first Green Seal Silver Certification, making it the largest environmentally responsible hotel in the city.

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Casa Ceibo, a luxury, boutique hotel in the historic Ecuadorian bay city of Bahia de Caraquez, is holding its grand opening on October 24.

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Las Vegas’ new CityCenter urban resort development has announced its opening schedule, with most of the vast new downtown resort area opening this December.

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Resort and other real-estate developments on islands lend themselves more naturally to environmentally responsible design than do developments on the mainland in terms of the economics of sustainable practices, according to developer Amble Resorts.

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American Airlines’ Admirals Club lounge unit has partnered with ReCORK America and food and facilities services company Sodexo to begin an environment-friendly recycling program to reduce the number of wine corks that end up in landfills.

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