Arizona Tour Company Goes Green

Open Road Tours, a Phoenix and Flagstaff, Arizona based tour company, is going green in support of ecotourism.
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Phoenix - Arizona - US

May 27, 2008 - PRLog -- Phoenix, AZ– An Arizona based ground touring company, Open Road Tours, understands the importance of reducing its CO2 footprint by implementing environmentally friendly office, vehicle maintenance and operation procedures.

Understanding the importance of low emissions and the impact that non-recycled items can have on the environment, Open Road Tours has instituted and has been practicing ‘green’ procedures for over 10 years.  They began by buying environmentally friendly products including: fuel efficient vehicles, ENERGY STAR® equipment, and low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) cleaning supplies. They continue these efforts in the office by using remanufactured toner cartridges, post-consumer recycled content paper, recyclable plastics and providing a recycling bin for the employees to place their cardboard, glass and plastic..  This was and good start but it was just the beginning.  

Upon expanding their knowledge and options in ecotourism, Open Road Tours further understood the impact that vehicle maintenance could have on the earth, thus the company decided to recycle used oil, vehicle batteries, anti-freeze and tires.  They continue their efforts by performing regular maintenance and emission testing on the vehicles, using synthetic oils, minimizing idling and reducing the use of air conditioning whenever possible.  

Open Road Tours prides itself in its ecotourism efforts and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies and practices.  This company also offers a travel discount for members of Better World exemplifying their commitment to green travel.

About Open Road Tours:
Open Road Tours is a tour operator specializing in sightseeing and adventure travel throughout the Southwestern United States including the Grand Canyon. Trips range from half-day highlight tours to seven-day adventures featuring river rafting, hiking, jeep tours and horseback rides. In addition to group tours, they provide daily shuttle service, custom tours as well as a full array of convention services.

For further information: contact: Donnita Parker at 602-997-6474.

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Open Road Tours is a Phoenix based Tour/Shuttle company offering a variety of sight-seeing tours from Phoenix and Flagstaff including some of the following destinations: Grand Canyon, Sedona, Scottsdale's 5th Avenue, the Navajo Indian reservation, San Xavier del Bac Mission, Monument Valley, Colorado River Float and many more intriguing destinations. We also offer helicopter tours, jeep tours, Grand Canyon Railway tours and other exciting adventures.


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