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Greenbacks and green travel

For hotels the grass has never been greener as costly luxury perks are brazenly excised to "save the planet" and to ease traveller guilt. But do eco-travellers really exist?

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The verical garden at Parkroyal on Pickering. The garden helps save costs by cooling surface temperatures and reducing the need for air-conditioning. More hotels are going green and they know that do-gooder customers simply cannot disagree if the only alternative is climate change and the return of Godzilla.

HAVE you ever wondered why your 500-thread count linen is not getting changed daily? Or why that bespoke spa menu is just a solitary if heroic leaf of lettuce? Or why your unwashed soggy towels still lie in wait to enjoy the comforting camaraderie of your expanding waist? It's because hotels are

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