While a few years ago, the quantity of quality of tourist accommodation prevailed (there is no more to see the large cities built from nothing on the Mediterranean coast), it seems that in recent years this trend has been reversed. Now both hoteliers and clients seek and offer special, different accommodations, as is the case of ecological and sustainable hotels.
The increase in concern for the environment and its conservation has led the hospitality industry to offer innovative places to spend their vacations. From rural houses in the middle of natural places of high biological interest, to hotels that feed the heating burning the bones of the olives. Everything is valid if the ultimate goal is the environment.
In many cases the rural factor is combined with the interior design, architecture and respect for the environment, are known as ecological and sustainable hotels. This type of accommodation has two clear objectives: on the one hand to collaborate with the environment maintaining and promoting the biodiversity of the area where they are located and on the other that the guests feel comfortable.
The new forms of tourism have also generated that the search engines and Internet companies have been adapted. This is the case of Expedia, which has decided to join this ecological trend by incorporating a new advanced search filter to facilitate the choice of this type of accommodation on its website.
As the director of online marketing of the travel agency, Llibert Argerich, explains, "responsible tourism is a new form of tourist behavior", which has made the agency has improved the resources available to "provide ecological awareness to our users "points.
When choosing the accommodation, the agency itself recommends taking into account several aspects of ecological accommodation, which in the end differentiate one from the other. Among these differences is harmony with the environment, renewable energy, food, distance to large urban centers and leisure opportunities.