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Celebrate Earth Day with Green Travel Tips by Travel Insured

by Erin Weiland | Apr 11, 2014

East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) April 11, 2014

Earth Day, which is on April 22, 2014, was founded in 1970 by Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, whose ultimate goal was to mobilize the globe and bring together environmental activists to promote education and awareness. Over the years, Earth Day has become a global phenomenon, from both individuals to international campaigns everywhere. A great way to help this environmentally friendly cause is to practice “Green Travel.” “Green Travel” is a term used to describe responsible travel practices that focus on economic, socio-cultural, and environmental sustainability. Travel Insured International a leading travel insurance company, provides some tips that will help you conserve resources, benefit the location you’re visiting, and reducing your carbon footprint.

Before You Leave:

  • Set your home to vacation mode: Before you leave, turn all electrical appliances in your home to energy-saving mode. Turn off all lights or put only 1 to 2 lights on a timer and unplug any unnecessary appliances.
  • Pack light: Be sure to cut back on items you pack. The more weight automobiles and planes have, the more fuel they use. Cut out unnecessary items that may already be at your destination such as a hair dryer, as well as anything that comes in excessive packaging that will create garbage and take up space.
  • Choose lodging thoughtfully: Look for hotels that are certified green and have written procedures for environmental impact. Just by searching “Green hotels” or “eco-friendly hotels,” a broad selection will be available.
  • Speak with a travel agent: If you aren’t sure about how to make your trips “green,” speak with a travel agent and they will be able to guide you towards eco-friendly hotels, transportation, and even activities.

While You're There:

  • Conserve resources: While you’re on vacation turn off anything electric when you leave your hotel room including the television, lights and air conditioner. Use your towels more than once to reduce the amount of linens being washed and always leave any items provided by the hotel that you didn’t use.
  • Explore transportation options.: One of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint while traveling is to try to find alternate transportation methods to get around such as walking, biking, taking the train, or any form of public transportation.
  • Respect the natural environment: Always remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle no matter where you are. Recycling when you can, and disposing of your garbage in the correct manner will always benefit the overall destination and minimize your carbon footprint.

About Travel Insured:

Travel Insured International is one of the largest privately held travel protection companies in the US, and preferred supplier to over 5,000 travel agents, travel consortiums and wholesalers in the US and abroad. As a former division of the Travelers up until 1994, and originator of travel insurance in the US, you can say that the “travel protection” blood lines run deep. Travel Insured International’s customer centric claims operation has significant expertise in both domestic and international claims administration.

Travel Insured International
52-S Oakland Ave.
E. Hartford, CT 06128-0568

This website contains highlights of the plans developed by Travel Insured International, which include travel insurance coverages underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, Principal Office located in Morristown, New Jersey, under form series T7000 et al, T210 et al and TP-401 et al, and non-insurance Travel Assistance Services provided by C&F Services and for WTP Cruise only, AwayCare and Blue Ribbon Bags. The terms of insurance coverages in the plans may vary by jurisdiction and not all insurance coverages are available in all jurisdictions. Insurance coverages in these plans are subject to terms, limitations and exclusions including an exclusion for pre-existing medical conditions. In most states, your travel retailer is not a licensed insurance producer/agent, and is not qualified or authorized to answer technical questions about the terms, benefits, exclusions and conditions of the insurance offered or to evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance coverage. Your travel retailer may be compensated for the purchase of a plan and may provide general information about the plans offered, including a description of the coverage and price. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from your travel retailer. CA DOI toll free number is 800-927-4357. The cost of your plan is for the entire plan, which consists of both insurance and non-insurance components. Individuals looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Travel Insured International. P.O. Box 6503, Glastonbury, CT 06033; 855-752-8303; [email protected]; California license #0I13223. While Travel Insured International markets the travel insurance in these plans on behalf of USF, non-insurance components of the plans were added to the plans by Travel Insured and Travel Insured does not receive compensation from USF for providing the non-insurance components of the plans.