I am honored to be part of this global movement of businesses taking on a new role and embracing a triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) mentality.
Media, PA (PRWEB) November 17, 2010
Untours founder Hal Taussig received B Lab’s first Annual Hal Taussig Award during a B Lab retreat prior to the Social Venture Network conference at the end of October. The award, bestowed by B Lab co-founders Bart Houlahan and Jay Gilbert, was presented to Hal in recognition of inspiring B Lab’s founders in their mission. B Lab is the organization that certifies socially responsible businesses known as B Corporations. Untours was the very first B Corporation.
Hal Taussig stated that he is “happy to see B Corporation membership grow to over 325 members in such a short period of time. I am honored to be part of this global movement of businesses taking on a new role and embracing a triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) mentality.”
For 35 years, Untours has specialized in travel to Europe by enabling travelers to live in a European country instead of just passing through. Untours has also added destinations in North and South America over the past two years. Destinations include Argentina, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. Accommodations include apartment, cottage, or farmhouse rentals in prime locations, close to major attractions, shops, and restaurants. An Untour is ideal for the independent traveler who wishes to gain an in-depth experience in one or more places, but who wants to avoid the hassle of finding a vacation rental or making transportation arrangements. An Untour is also ideal for those who do not wish to be on a tour bus circuit, but still enjoy the security of having on-site English-speaking staff available for questions or concerns.
All Untours include:
- One or two weeks in a private, fully furnished vacation rental (apartment or farmhouse). A more costly Europe means that now more than ever an apartment stay is more attractive than a hotel stay. Besides having ample living space instead of a cramped hotel room, travelers are able to prepare their own meals, saving on restaurant expenses. And in Untours’ handpicked locations, this becomes a moveable feast.
- Ground transportation (car rental or rail pass) for the entire stay
- Optional airfare
- Transfer from airport
- Experienced overseas staff that provides insider knowledge on their region, paving the way for off-the-beaten track travel.
Interested in only renting an apartment? Untours also offers rental properties through The Right Vacation Rental (http://www.therightvacationrental.com) property-only service.