Rapid Greening in the Travel Sector with Elevate Destinations’ Dominique Callimanopulos

March 19, 2010

Dominique Callimanopulos, founder of Elevate Destinations, joins the show to discuss how the travel sector is greening rapidly. Elevate Destinations’ trips — green honeymoons, service trips and family trips all over the world — donate 5% of costs to a host of green-minded charities. The company also carbon offsets the ground portion of its trips and tries to find eco-friendly lodging for travelers as much as possible. Callimanopulos says that many of the travelers are looking to make service a part of their trip, whether they are honeymooners, businesspeople or families. “[Our clientele] can be any kind of person — any age, from any background — that wants to make a difference,” Callimanopulos says. “There is something for everyone.”