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"Green-on-Green Family Vacations "Green on Green" Family Vacations "Green on Green" Family Vacations: 2002 International Year of Ecotourism


TAMPA, Fla. - - Jan. 7, 2002 -- The tourism industry has its sights set on a “green” 2002 in more ways than one. The United Nations has declared this the International Year of Ecotourism, and destinations and attractions around the globe are offering earth-friendly, environmentally responsible travel opportunities.
Ecotravel is ideal for unique family vacations, according to FamilyTravelFiles.com, one of America’s top-rated family travel websites. Comprised of an online magazine and a travel directory, the site refers readers to www.planeta.com for truthful accurate information about ecotourism practices worldwide. Though not specifically for families, the site features a 2002 Ecotourism Resource Guide to easily identify authentic vacation ideas.
“As the year progresses we will be showcasing people, places and ideas that are earth-friendly and family-friendly." said Nancy Duac, co-founder of FamilyTravelFiles.com, an award-winning website that features nearly 1000 pages of family vacation ideas. USA Today rated the site in its Top Ten Family Travel Sites for the second consecutive year; it is also in the top rankings of Forbes Best of the Web, Fodor’s Family Adventure guides, and Consumer Reports Best Travel Deals 2001.

“Family travel can have a tremendous impact on environmental travel and vice versa,” said Duac. She cited a recent report by the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) that family travel accounts for 74% of all vacation travel in the United States with more than 81.5 million American adults taking a family vacation in 2000. “When families spend ‘green on green’ on earth-friendly vacations, it makes a huge impact on children for whom actions speak louder than words.”

FamilyTravelFiles.com is a colorful, user-friendly site packed with tips about family travel, “real people” reviews of a variety of travel-related topics, and daily updates on global destinations, offbeat current events, bargains, and holiday and adventure travel. The site will expand its earth-friendly ecotravel features throughout the year.




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