We've reached 400 hotels!

The Italian B&B Al Colonnato di San Pietro located in central Rome is the 400th hotel added to our site.

"The Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance from Saint Peter's Chatedral, the Vatican's Museums and Castel Sant'Angelo. Trastevere, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, as well as Trevi's Fountain and Piazza di Spagna are in the vicinity. The Colusseum, the Forums, Villa Borghese and all other tourist attractions are situated 10/20 minutes by bus."

A plant based hotel reduces carbon emissions by twenty tonnes each year

Few things affect the environment as much as animal agriculture. It is estimated by the WHO that animal farming is now contributing as much to global warming as all cars, buses, trains, boats and planes put together. Each person eating an average meat based diet contributes approximately 2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere each year, while someone on a plant based diet contributes much less, namely, only 1.5 tonnes - thus saving one tonne every year.

Therefore it is interesting to see how much a plant based, vegan or vegetarian hotel reduces its carbon emissions each year compared to a regular hotel. Let us take a medium sized hotel with ten double rooms as an example, with full occupancy throughout the year. A hotel of this size saves 20 tonnes of carbon emissions compared to a hotel serving meat based meals.

This is a significant reduction, and even without doing anything else, a plant based hotel will emit much less carbon dioxide than a regular hotel claiming to be Eco friendly. For example, installing a typical 3000 kWh solar panel system is estimated to save about 0.9 tonnes of carbon each year, which is less than the impact one person makes on a plant based diet.

Finally, how far would you be able to drive to emit 20 tonnes of carbon? Five and a half rounds around the world!

To learn more about plant based travelling, visit www.vegtrip.com today.

 

How many animals did you save by going vegetarian/vegan?

Did you ever wonder how many animals you saved as a direct consequence of becoming vegetarian or vegan?

According to this calculation by PETA, the average American vegan saves nearly 200 animals every year. That's 200 animals every year that will not have to go through unimaginable suffering in factory farms, fish farms and slaughter houses.

We've made it really simple to find out how many animals you've saved since becoming vegetarian or vegan. Just click the link below to use our calculator and to give yourself or one of your friends a nice reward.

http://award.vegtrip.com/

VegTrip available in additional languages

In order to make the website more easily available for additional markets we have worked on partially translating some of the most visited pages of the site. For the moment we have translated the major navigational part of the site, while hotel content still remains in English.

We are now offering VegTrip in German, Swedish and Romanian with French, Italian and Spanish version to follow shortly.

A big Thank you to all our volunteering translators!

 

Vegetarian travelers are looking south this winter

It's easy to see from the statistics of November that winter is really starting to get a grip over the northern hemisphere, with exotic locations such as Thailand and Indonesia making it's way up to the most browsed hotels on VegTrip. Currently more than half of the most viewed hotels on VegTrip are located in Thailand

First Place: Samui Spa Resort, Samui, Thailand

This is the second time that the Samui Spa Resort makes it to our top five list. The beachfront Samui Beach overlooks the Gulf of Thailand on Lamai Beach. This location is where The Spa Resorts originated as Thailand's first destination-health spa nearly 20 years ago.

 

Second Place: Centrul de Sanatate PODIS, Podis, Romania

A Health Center that brings together the therapeutic possibilities of a resort with modern health-care facilities capable of improving or reversing health problems. 

 

Third Place: Relais Rose, Esselbach-Kredenbach, Germany

A new-comer on VegTrip and also on this list, the petite Relais Rose offers its guests luxurious comfort with a Mediterranean atmosphere.

 

Fourth Place: Five Elements, Bali, Indonesia

The beautiful Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa is a healing centre founded upon Balinese tradition.

 

Fifth Place: Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Tabanan, Indonesia

The second Indonesian hotel to make the list, Sarinbuana Eco Lodge is a haven for nature lovers & for those who just need to escape from the madness of a busy life. Sarinbuana Eco Lodge is located at 700m on the slopes of Mount Batukaru in central Bali.

Vegetarian vacation in Poland?

With the addition of three new vegetarian accommodations in Poland, VegTrip now covers almost the entire Europe. We're very happy to be able to offer some choices to Polish travelers and it's our hope that more and more vegetarian options will start appearing in this large and beautiful country. 

There's already quite a few restaurant choices for vegetarians, but just in case, here are three useful phrases that could save the day!

  • I am vegetarian - jestem vegetarianinem
  • I do not eat eggs - nie jem jajek
  • I do not eat dairy - nie jem nabialu

http://www.happycow.net/europe/poland

Check out the newly added and vegetarian/vegan Polish hotels here:

Willa Slawa

Willa Slawa is a guesthouse in Szczawnica—a spa town in the Pieniny Mountain Range in the South of Poland.

 

The Linden House

Discover an usual place right by a quiet lake and enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Mazury landscape, far from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist destinations. 

 

Emma Hostel

Emma Hostel is located in a four-storey tenement house of historical value, in Warsaw 25 Wilcza street, within a walking distance from ‘Centrum’ tube station (10-minute walk) and Central Railway Station (15-minute walk). 

View promotions and offers on VegTrip.com

Today we released a new page which allows hotels to highlight promotions and offers to VegTrip visitors. It lists all hotels which currently has an active promotion or a special activity going on at their hotel.

Go check if out: VegTrip Promotions

If you are a hotel and would like to know more about how you can add promotions, please have a look at this blog post:

http://blog.vegtrip.com/blog/post/2013/09/19/Hotels-can-now-add-promotions-for-special-offers-and-events

 

Find vegetarian and vegan restaurants with Vegetarian Places - Our new Windows Store App

The free Vegetarian Places app offers a quick and easy way to discover vegetarian & vegan restaurants and businesses all around the world. Tapping into the vast database of VegGuide.org, the app features more than 16,000 places in over 160 countries.

Use the app to find nearby veggie places or search for restaurants for your next vacation. Need to find a vegan shoe shop? We have you covered. Read about each place, view images and get contact information, as well as discovering other nearby places of interest.

Download the Vegetarian Places app today to quickly and easily discover vegetarian and vegan businesses in your city and the world! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearby Veggie-places courtesy of VegGuide.org

With the latest update, VegTrip now displays nearby veggie places for each restaurant. Click on any hotel on the site and if there are any vegetarian or vegan businesses within 10 kilometers we will display them for you. Finding places to eat while on vacation has never been easier!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This functionality is powered by VegGuide.org, a community-maintained, world-wide guide to vegetarian and vegan restaurants and shopping containing more than 17,000 entries. VegGuide.Org is a project of Compassionate Action for Animals, a Twin Cities, Minnesota animal rights organization, in partnership with Compassion Over KillingFarm SanctuaryMercy for AnimalsThe Humane League, and Vegan Outreach.

VegTrip adds it's 300th vegetarian hotel

Deer Run Bed and Breakfast in Big Pine Key, Florida today became the 300th vegetarian hotel to be added to the site.

 

 

 

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