For those who prefer their vacations to be carbon-neutral

In the wake of last weekend's Earth Day and the fact that this is the World Trade Organisation's Year of Sustainable Travel, there's never been a better time to travel without the excess baggage of a carbon footprint. Here is a round of the eight best eco-friendly VIP hotels that celebrate the earth instead of costing it.

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8 of the best eco-friendly places to stay around the world