From renewable energy to backing communities: how hotels can make a difference

As more people become more clued up about what sustainability means, the demand for environmentally friendly accommodation is on the rise

Apr 25, 2023

How do you choose a hotel that’s striving to protect its environment and benefit the local community? How do you spot the do-gooders from the greenwashers?

Key takeaways

  • The best place to start is by asking questions and doing some digging. See if a hotel has a sustainability policy on its website, but check for specifics - greenwashing is real;
  • Short on time? That’s where certification comes in. This is where an independent body audits a property and gives it a stamp of approval which in turn lets travelers know it’s genuinely sustainable.

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