Minnesota Travel Green Report
Release Date: Mar 17, 2008
Explore Minnesota Tourism organized a task force of 22 representatives of tourism associations, state agencies and businesses to analyze existing travel green programs and develop recommendations for Minnesota.
The primary goal of a travel green program is to increase the environmental (green) practices of Minnesota tourism businesses and organizations. The Minnesota Travel Green Task Force recommends the following steps to support this goal:
1. Educate tourism businesses about "being green"
2. Create a self-reporting system to add "travel green" information to Explore Minnesota business and attraction listings, to allow consumers to search on the state travel Web site for businesses utilizing green practices
3. Communicate travel green business and attraction practices to consumers
For information, resources and materials to evaluate your tourism business' level of green go to travelgreen.umn.edu.