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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability

The Independent (Rhiannon Batten): "The recession may be bad news for the more traditional holiday companies, but for travellers looking to make their breaks a deeper shade of green, the financial crisis offers one more reason to opt for more responsible trips.

Holidaying closer to home and exchanging impulse city breaks by plane for longer annual trips may be prompted more by budgetary reasons than ethical ones in 2009. Still, the planet will reap the rewards.

If a UK holiday is on the cards for you, cult website Ecoescape (www.ecoescape.org), which focuses on eco-friendly holidays in the UK and Ireland, is launching a series of "ecoescape tours", inspired by its books on Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Run in association with its member tour operators, these will cover outdoor, environmental and cultural itineraries, from wildlife watching to foraging."

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