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Have you ever thought about wanting to be more environmentally conscious while on the road? If so, you are not alone. Vacationers as well as business travelers are mindful of the impact they make on the natural resources of their destination city and are looking for eco-friendly travel options. With that in mind, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism launched www.greentravelarkansas.com.

Choosing to rent a bicycle and touring our many urban and rural trails or searching out a slow food dining establishment are just a few of the little things that will make a giant step to preserving our planet. The Natural State offers an abundance of green options to those visiting Arkansas. Now, there is a comprehensive website dedicated to green travel information.

This new website contains sections featuring Arkansas green lodging, dining, and attractions including a list of LEED certified buildings. Looking toward the individual traveler, a section offering ideas to help the tourist find wellness options such as yoga studios and running trails is also included. The Department has even added a tool to help you keep a little green in your wallet. Special promotions offering green discounts and packages are available by clicking on the Arkansas Green Deals and Packages tab.

“We added this to our website offerings because of the growing interest in eco-friendly travel. Consumers understand that protecting the Earth’s resources applies to everywhere they visit and not just in their home cities,” said Dena Woerner, communications manager for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

It’s not always easy to recycle and follow eco-friendly practices while on the road. This new website provides a quick reference for business travelers as well as vacationers and will make green travel through Arkansas easier. “It is a perfect fit for the Natural State to highlight green tourism options” continued Woerner. Eco-conscious travelers need only to browse through this website to select the perfect place to stay, eat, shop, and play.

Businesses interested in being listed on greentravelarkansas.com and in offering green deals and packages should contact the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism at 501-682-7602 or email the Department at info@arkansas.com.

Contact: Dena Woerner, Communications Manager, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

communications@arkansas.gov, 501-682-7602

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