What’s hot and green in America?

Written by By Staff Writer Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix were just some of the stars who stayed at Utah’s Paradise Cove hotel when they stopped off in the country in the early 1960s….

What's hot and green in America?

Written by By Staff Writer

Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix were just some of the stars who stayed at Utah’s Paradise Cove hotel when they stopped off in the country in the early 1960s. Now, you can stay there just as Elvis and Hendrix.

Shivani Vora explains why, but first here’s a few of the destinations making a comeback:

A quick search on travel search site Skyscanner shows the United States is once again on many travellers’ radar.

What’s the big news?

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These “rebound” destinations are all tidily connected by air, with central and eastern American hotspots like Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Las Vegas likely to still be popular with travelers from all over the world.

Travelers hoping to embrace one of these destinations will be keen to leave less of a footprint when they arrive with a “greener” travel experience set to be championed by savvy destination planners.

Earning the green light

When three American Airlines flights were put on sale from London’s Heathrow Airport to Chicago O’Hare via Ireland’s Shannon International Airport, leading travel e-commerce site Expertflyer picked up the trends to announce: “This is an opportunity that we cannot miss,” says co-founder and travel consultant Scott Parizek.

Parizek isn’t alone in his optimism: A poll by travel search platform Kayak revealed that 56% of people have no qualms about paying a premium to fly with a “green” carrier.

And that’s where the roles of green, locally-run hotels play in the equation.

Following the lead of the UK-based eco-conscious Boathouse Hotel , one-star hotels in America are quickly embracing a host of environmental initiatives , from reduced power consumption to organic bedding and recycled bath towels.

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