Monday, 12 November 2007

eco-friendly accommodation in France, Italy, New Zealand and Nicaragua!

As I mentioned in my last post, last week was crazy busy in the ecobookers office. Not only did we add 11 fabulous new eco-friendly properties to the ecobookers site, we also completed our first ever newsletter which you can see here. Unfortunately, the link on the first send didn't work - doesn't matter how much you test these things it seems! So we had to spam everyone a second time. Hopefully that won't take away from the great articles!

As I don't want to list 11 new properties here, today I'm going to tell you about eco-friendly hotels and ecolodges that are featured in destinations which are new to the ecobookers site.

First up, we have two new destinations in Europe - great for our UK customers who want to cut down their carbon emmissions by travelling on public transport:

France - In France we feature country house Hotel Les Orangeries, which is situated mid-way between the Loire Valley and the Dordogne, in the village of Lussac-les-Châteaux. This EU Ecolabel certified hotel provides guests with individual attention and simple, sincere hospitality.

Italy - The Hotel Arcobaleno is located in the forested green hills of Northern Tuscany, in the town of San Mommè. It is just a few minutes by car or train from the lovely and historic city of Pistoia. This eco-friendly hotel provides the opportunity to spend a relaxing holiday far from the tourist crowds, yet within easy reach of the famous and artistic cities of Florence, Pisa and Lucca.

For those planning on travelling further afield, we have 2 contrasting properties in 2 contrasting new destinations:

The MonteCristo River Lodge in Nicaragua, is located along the San Juan River. This typically Nicaraguan ecolodge is ideal for those looking for an adventure. In addition to the beautiful surroundings and the many facilities on offer at the Lodge, there are activities to suit all tastes in the abundant tropical rainforest of the San Juan River.

The Chalet Eiger in New Zealand, on the other hand, is a luxury lodge set in a tranquil environment. There are only 4 bedrooms to ensure privacy, with facilties such as a sauna and a state-of-the-art digital home-theatre system complete with big screen plasma TV. From this ecolodge you will have beautiful views over Lake Taupo to Mount Tauhara and Taupo town.

I will be back with details of some of the other 7 new accommodations featured on the site later in the week!

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