Not too long ago, we reported that Green Path Transfers, the WHL Group’s global, eco-friendly airport transfer and ground transportation network, had notched up 50 destinations in more than 30 countries. That was in early June 2011, a mere three months after Green Path Transfers was launched.
Well, the pace hasn’t lifted. Not long after saluting its six-month anniversary, Green Path Transfers took brief note of its 100th destination and then plunged tirelessly onward. As I write this, the total is already 123 destinations in 44 countries, ahead of the pace needed to meet the goal of being operational in 200 destinations a year after launch.
A Quality Alternative
As we never tire of telling, Green Path Transfers pursues a vision of competitively priced airport transfers and inter-city ground transportation operators by local partners all across the globe committed to environmental sustainability, especially through the use of low-carbon-emission fuels or engines.
Green Path Transfers unifies existing local service-minded businesses around a goal to go ‘green’ and then uses that collective presence to raise the profile of earth-conscious transfer options worldwide, appealing to the growing number of business and leisure travellers wishing to book eco-friendly transport.
By working with carefully selected partners that maintain top-quality fleets and assure comfort, quality and competency, Green Path Transfers also leaves tread marks on the notion that low-carbon-emissions vehicles running on alternative-fuel engine systems can’t deliver a level of price and service comparable with that of non-green options.
Green tech is here to stay. It better be if we’re going to repair (and halt) the punishment from which our planet suffers. That’s why Green Path Transfers partners use or hope to use vehicles powered by recycled vegetable oil; engines running on renewable, non-toxic and all-natural fuels like biodiesel and ethanol; Ultra-Low and Super Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicles (ULEVs and SULEVs) and alternative-fuel cars using compressed natural gas (CNG); and hybrid cars.
But the latest tools needed for minimising one’s footprint aren’t available everywhere; some local partners do not yet have green-technology fleets (especially in emerging economies). Green Path Transfers therefore guarantees its intentions through a 100% carbon-offset emissions policy. Through verified third-party carbon-offset organisations like atmosfair and Blue Ventures, Green Path Transfers brings customers peace of mind with the knowledge that their trips are helping to fund clean-energy projects worldwide, from solar energy programs in India to hydraulic irrigation systems for rural farmers in China.
“Every little bit helps,” says Adrian Cordiner, CEO of Green Path Transfers. “We hope that, by being an industry leader in the use and support of cleaner technology, both in transfers and through offsets, we will inspire others to follow suit.”
To learn more about Green Path Transfers and how be part of carbon-neutral travel arrangements that emphasise green technology, visit www.GreenPathTransfers.com.
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