By being selective over your holiday choices, you can help both the environment and the local economy.

When making your decisions on where to visit on holiday it is possible to make choices that will help the environment and the local people.

Travellers can each do their bit to help the environment through their choice of hotels, explained Sarah Woods, travel TV presenter and writer, who said many resorts now have a positive approach to recycling and energy consumption.

It is not just the environment that benefits from such choices, as many of the people living in the local area can often see improved employment prospects and conservation.

“Check that the hotel employs a local workforce and offers a comprehensive programme of training to unskilled staff in the local area,” Ms Woods added.

Some hotels will also seek to use only local ingredients in their food, supporting farmers and small businesses.

The InterContinental Hotel in Adelaide recently announced that it has achieved its target of sending zero waste to landfill for the past three months.

Written by Ruth Norris

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