Flats in Luxor Goes Green with Responsible Travel

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Flats in Luxor is officially recognised by Responsible Travel as Luxor's first eco friendly or "green" tourist accommodation.

Flats in Luxor goes green and maintains its unique position as No 1 for accommodation, apartments and flats in Luxor.

Jane Akshar announced 'Its official we are now GREEN. Flats in Luxor were the first to offer apartments in Luxor of tourist standard. Now they are the first to go green. We are very excited about this new aspect to our business.'

Jane did a holiday herself through Responsible Travel and liked the concept so much she decided to apply to her own business and make it eco friendly. Having spent time reviewing their business practices, tours and accommodation they made changes in accordance with the latest ecological practices. Staff terms and conditions, environment, fittings and furniture, even their tours had to make changes in order to meet the high standards required.

Jane continued "We have always believed in keeping the tourist dollar in the local economy and this is just an extension of that kind of tourism or travel. There were areas we had to review staff, consumables, recycling, etc. For example our staff are 100% Egyptian, from Luxor itself. We take our responsibilities to them seriously, we recently helped 2 members with their wedding expenses and we always cover sickness. Another example is our consumption of electricity, which is all hydro electric; using low energy bulbs, timed lighting in communal areas, and providing fans so reduce the use of air conditioning. There is lots, lots more'

With many people looking to reduce their carbon footprint, initiatives like this are very welcome to eco tourists. Having travelled to Egypt to see it's unique historical sites and local culture you then want to make sure you do everything you can to reduce your impact on the environment.

Even our some of our tours are green using bicycles and donkeys for transportation to the sites and walking tours with local guides."

So whether it is the Valley of Kings, temple of Queen Hatshepsut, buying an alabaster pyramid or a week by a pool you can do it the green way with Flats in Luxor.

Flats in Luxor http://www.flatsinluxor.co.uk/ is owned by Jane Akshar and Mahmoud Jahlan, recommended by the Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. It provides unique independent holidays and tours to visitors to Egypt. Whether you want a full holiday arranged or just a camel trip in Luxor they can help you. They also provide Nile Cruises on sailing boats via Sail the Nile http://www.sailthenile.com/

Jane Akshar is also the author of the popular blog http://www.luxornews.net/ which is hosted by Tour Egypt, the premier guide on the web to holidays in Egypt.

The Flats in Luxor page on Responsible Travel is here http://www.responsibletravel.com/preview.asp?Entity=Accommodation&ID=900688

Enquiries to

Jane Akshar
Flats in Luxor
http://www.flatsinluxor.co.uk
+20 103 564540

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