KUUSAMO, FINLAND – 25.07.2014 – BASECAMP OULANKA today proudly announced it
has been accepted as a Gold level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™
program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly
accommodations across the U.S.

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor
by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green
practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s
listing on the TripAdvisor site.

“it is great that our work with green traveling is awarded with Gold level GreenLeader status. I
am proud of the efforts that our staff have accomplish for green traveling. Our goal for future is
improve more with green travelling.” said Keijo Salenius, General Manager of Basecamp
Oulanka Oy.

Travelers can now search for accommodations that have a GreenLeaders status on the
TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can
expect at each location.

“TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve
their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at
TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their ecofriendly
practices with our online audience of more than 260 million travelers who visit the site
each month.”

The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building
Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information, please visit

About Basecamp Oulanka

Basecamp Oulanka is planned, build and maintained according to the sustainable concept since 1998. We have strict

Our location in Oulanka National Park takes us deeper into the arms of Mother Nature. As the result of this master work the first European VESTAS Award for responsible and sustainable tourism was admitted to Basecamp Oulanka.

Basecamp Oulanka has got the best customer feedback with EXODUS Travels adventure holidays in 2010. EXODUS Travels adventure holidays bring you to all continents and more than 300 destinations.

Since 2006 Basecamp Oulanka and Exodus Travels together have donated over 60 000 € to wilderness protection in countries like Bulgaria, Finland, Georgia, Italy, Romania and Russia. This donation has made possible huge investments, the total amount above 1 M€.

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under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

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