Press release: 4 Oct 2013

An online travel guide has launched helping visitors to Cornwall reduce their carbon footprint whilst maximising their experience and fun.

Created by the sustainable tourism experts, Greentraveller, the guide brings together a colourful selection of places to stay which have been handpicked for their top eco credentials, and salutes pubs, restaurants and cafes who have gone the extra mile with their green efforts. Reviews by travel writers and independent contributors sit amongst the 125 green listings and provide insider tips for enjoying Cornwall’s burgeoning green ethos while contributing to the local economy. There’s also information to encourage visitors to explore Cornwall by public transport and piles of event details and activity suggestions.

The online guide forms part of the award-winning website and has been produced in partnership with Visit Cornwall, the Cornwall Development Company tourism service. 

Chief Executive and Founder of Greentraveller, Richard Hammond, comments: “This guide is a celebration of the many varied independent tourism businesses in Cornwall that have led the way in developing a more sustainable approach to tourism. Together they show that there is an abundance of choice when it comes to finding green-minded places to stay, wonderful cafes and restaurants that serve fresh, local seasonal food, and a range of wonderful beaches and family-friendly attractions in this special part of the UK.

“This Greentraveller Guide to Cornwall is the latest of our online platforms for specific destinations in the UK that are proving popular with both residents and holidaymakers looking for that special local touch.”

Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall, adds: “With an amazing outdoor environment, green-thinking comes naturally in Cornwall and is an integral part of our industry. We are delighted to be working with Greentraveller to celebrate the passion and diversity of our eco-minded businesses whilst helping visitors to discover Cornwall the green way.”

Visit the Greentraveller Guide to Cornwall at