NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES (April 12, 2023) -- In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Beyond Green, a global portfolio of planet Earth’s most sustainable hotels, has launched a series of Sustainable Adventures for travelers seeking a more purposeful way to explore the world. With a mission to make travel a force for good, social sustainability is at the heart of Beyond Green’s operations, with a dedication to embracing fundamental principles such as fair wages, gender equality, and protection of indigenous, local cultures.
Offering travelers a more intuitive way to find and book inspiring, impactful hotel experiences, each of the Beyond Green member properties are vetted according to over 50 sustainability indicators that align with global sustainable tourism standards and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. All members of the brand’s portfolio work tirelessly to protect biodiversity, celebrate cultural heritage, and improve local people’s livelihoods in 18 countries around the world, all while delivering an exceptional guest experience.
“Every day is Earth Day for Beyond Green. As climate change and other worldwide challenges increasingly threaten our planetary wellbeing, we need to collectively rethink the status quo and find solutions that help protect Earth for future generations,” said Nina Boys, Vice President of Sustainability, Beyond Green. “As travelers, we have the opportunity and responsibility to ensure that our explorations have a positive impact on the places that we visit and on the planet at large. Beyond Green helps conscious travelers select vetted properties that support local nature, culture, and community - which is one small action that each of us can take in making travel a force for good.”
From immersive cultural experiences to connecting with nature, select Beyond Green member hotels are offering Sustainable Adventures that take travelers off the beaten path and encourage an increased understanding of each destination, including:
Cooking Masterclass at Talaia Plaza Ecoresort (Catalonia, Spain):
Set just north of Barcelona on Spain’s stunning Catalonian coast, Talaia Plaza EcoResort celebrates the traditional fishing culture and unique natural environment of this uncommonly beautiful region, home to the Posidonia Meadows World Heritage seagrass preserve. Guests can explore on-site orchards and gardens with a local farmer, spend time with the local fishermen who support their families by supplying the resort with fresh-caught seafood, enjoy a guided green hike and native flora tour, or master authentic Mediterranean cooking. The Sustainable Adventures offer also includes a discounted rate and daily breakfast for two on the outdoor terrace at Brasa i Flama overlooking the Mediterranean and the gorgeous Medes Islands. (Two-night minimum stay required. Valid on stays from April 28 -September 5, 2023.)
Community Walk & Sunset Cruise at Nile Safari Lodge (Murchison Falls, Uganda):
Located in “The Pearl of Africa,” the local family-owned Nile Safari Lodge is a seamless integration of nature and luxury, in harmony with the surrounding River Nile and Murchison Falls National Park, home to some of the world’s most diverse wildlife. Guests can enjoy traditional music and dance on a guided walk before embarking on a cruise along the mystical Nile for a stunning view of Murchison Falls at sunset. The Sustainable Adventures offer includes a discounted rate, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Two-night minimum stay required. Valid on stays through May 31, 2023.)
Tour of the Estate, Farm, & Vegetable Garden at Borgo Pignano (Volterra, Tuscany):
A meticulously restored country estate near the medieval hilltop towns of Volterra and San Gimignano, Borgo Pignano’s Sustainable Adventure includes a guided tour of the estate, farm, and vegetable garden with an introduction to sustainable farming and food production. Depending on the season, an orientation into one of the area’s key agricultural practices, such as beekeeping or running an organic vineyard, is also included. Guests will also enjoy complimentary daily organic breakfast. (Two-night minimum stay required. Valid on stays in rooms and suites in Villa Pignano from April 1-October 31, 2023.)
Los Campesinos Tour at Arenas Del Mar(Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica):
Manuel Antonio’s only luxury beachfront resort, Arenas Del Mar sits tucked between a verdant rain forest and the Pacific Ocean within a private, 11-acre nature reserve, which serves as an important corridor for the area’s wildlife. Guests will be immersed in the daily life, local market, and enduring culture of Quebrada Arroyo, a remote mountain community that protects the Los Campesinos Reserve. The Sustainable Adventures offer also includes daily à la carte breakfast and one complimentary dinner. (Four-night minimum stay required. Valid on stays from April 1-November 30, 2023. Blackout dates apply.)
Tesla Energy Center Tour at Xigera Safari Lodge (Moremi Reserve, Botswana):
Sustainability and luxury exist in perfect natural harmony at Xigera Safari Lodge, tucked inside Moremi Game Reserve next to the Okavango Delta. On the Tesla Energy Center Tour, guests will engage in the remarkable renewal story of Xigera Safari Lodge where conservation and sustainability efforts include energy production, caring for the environment, and empowering the local community. With an impact that lasts far beyond the stay, a donation will be made in the guest’s name to support local community projects. (Two-night minimum stay required. Valid on stays through December 31, 2023.)
Guided Golden Gate Bridge View Hike at Cavallo Point (San Francisco, California):
The epitome of understated green luxury, Cavallo Point sits on the edge of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a natural haven with miles of biking and hiking trails just minutes from downtown San Francisco. The hotel’s Kirby Cove Hiking Tour takes guests on a trek through a fragrant grove of cypress, eucalyptus, and pine to a pristine cove of coarse-sand beach with a breathtaking view of the Golden Gate Bridge and northern San Francisco. (Two-night minimum stay required. Valid on stays through December 31, 2023.)
Other Sustainable Adventures highlights include:
- Private tour of the Heritage Centre followed by a picnic on the reserve at Bushmans Kloof in South Africa
- Guided bird-watching experience at Turtle Inn in Belize, home to over 40 different species of birds
- Farmer-led tour of the orchard and garden that supplies The Ranch at Laguna Beach with produce, fruit, and herbs
- Taking in a Vermejo Sundowner, a stop at the perfect vantage point to watch the sunset at Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve in New Mexico
- Private castle tour with a local historian at the 13th-century historic landmark, Ashford Castle, once home to the Guinness family in Ireland
- Experience the authentic, daily hustle and bustle of Maasai Village living at andBeyond Bateleur Camp in Kenya
- Soar above dramatic desertscapes then explore the world’s oldest living desert at andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia
- A green turtle nesting adventure at andBeyond Mnemba Island in Tanzania
- Day of cultural immersion at British Columbia's largest public art gallery during a stay at The Parkside Hotel & Spa
To celebrate Earth Day and these exciting new offers, I Prefer Hotel Rewards, Beyond Green's loyalty program, is launching a limited-time Bonus Points Promotion, gifting I Prefer members with 10,000 Bonus Points when they book one of the Sustainable Adventures detailed above, excluding the offers available at Borgo Pignano, Xigera Safari Lodge, Ashford Castle, Bushmans Kloof, and all andBeyond properties. Points can be redeemed for Reward Certificates, which never expire and can be used like cash towards free room nights at any participating Beyond Green I Prefer property and other on-property expenditures. To take advantage of the offer, bookings must contain a valid I Prefer member number and be made via StayBeyondGreen.com or by contacting Beyond Green’s Global Reservations team. Travelers must book between April 3, 2023 and June 30, 2023 for stays through December 31, 2023. Terms & Conditions vary by hotel, view each offer for details.
For more information on Beyond Green’s Sustainable Adventures and to book, please visit: Staybeyondgreen.com/sustainable-adventures. Rates are available upon request. For more information on Beyond Green, which was recently recognized by Travel + Leisure with a 2023 Global Vision Award for taking actionable, quantifiable steps to protect communities and environments around the world, visit StayBeyondGreen.com.
ABOUT BEYOND GREEN
Guided by a passion to embrace travel as a force for good, Beyond Green is a global portfolio of planet Earth’s most sustainable hotels. To create a more purposeful way to explore the world where good guests meet good hosts, Beyond Green has curated a unique portfolio of hotels, resorts, and lodges based on their commitment to deliver on the three pillars of sustainable tourism: environmentally friendly practices that go beyond the basics; protection of natural and cultural heritage; and contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of local communities. To be considered for membership in Beyond Green, a property is vetted according to more than 50 sustainability indicators that align with global sustainable tourism standards and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Owned and operated by Preferred Travel Group – the family-owned company that manages and operates other hospitality brands including Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Historic Hotels of America, and Historic Hotels Worldwide – Beyond Green ushers in a new way to experience genuine hospitality by the people for the planet. For more information, visit www.StayBeyondGreen.com.
ABOUT PREFERRED TRAVEL GROUP
Owned and operated by the Ueberroth Family, Preferred Travel Group is the parent company of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Beyond Green, Historic Hotels of America, Historic Hotels Worldwide, PTG Consulting, and Beyond Green Travel, representing more than 1,100 hotels, resorts, and residences across 80 countries, in addition to a global portfolio of destination marketing organizations and tourist boards. With more than 250 seasoned travel professionals situated across 20 countries, the company connects independent hotels, hospitality companies, and destinations to key markets worldwide through strategic branding, sales, integrated marketing, revenue management, distribution services, and other consultancy services. Fueled by its brand promise, Believe in Travel, the company and its hotel and travel brands champion an unwavering belief in the transformative power of travel and its ability to enrich lives, inspire a greater respect for the Earth, and expand hearts and minds to other cultures and ways of living. For more information visit PreferredTravelGroup.com.
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