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The Green Lodging Trends Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and benchmark sustainable best practices across hotels worldwide. Updated annually, the Green Lodging Trends Report helps discover innovative hotel efforts that should be recognized and can benefit peers, and shows what’s trending each year.   WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE THE GREEN LODGING TRENDS REPORT: Get a free compare report! Find out where your property...

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Hotels have been greening their operations for years now, and practices such as installing energy-saving features and reducing water consumption are increasingly commonplace. To build an even greener future, hotels are taking a deeper dive into sustainability by making bolder commitments to energy, water and waste reduction; getting more involved in local communities; and looking at technology’s role in reducing environmental impacts. Read the 2018 Green...

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Green Key Global is pleased to announce the newest addition to its team. Diane Wessman will be assuming the role of Manager, Market Development and Sales for Green Key Global on Monday, June 26, 2017. Diane joins HAC with extensive business and sales experience in both the private and non-for profit sectors. Most recently, she held the position of Senior Manager of Marketing and Business Development...

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What did we learn this year? Tons. It was a year of significant change, with new partnerships, and new information to share. Here is just a snapshot of what we wrote about this year, and we hope it helped you move the needle! • The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announced that our Green Key Eco-Rating Program has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. • We encouraged all meeting and...

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“Going Green” has become standard practice in a high percentage of hotels and other hospitality facilities. It’s the right thing to do. But it can also create the positive public relations and opinion of your brand that you are looking for. It’s a win-win. But marketing your green initiatives can be tricky. You have to market them smart, without sounding like you are bragging, but also...

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Last month, The Weather Network shared their Winter Preview for the upcoming season, and while we were spoiled with a mild winter last year, the prediction is that we will experience a more “traditional winter” this season. Winter can be beautiful and tons of fun, but it also means icy roads, snowstorms, and high heating and electrical bills. Things no business looks forward too. That said,...

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Water conservation is nothing new.  Many organizations in this space have encouraged hotels to conserve water for years – we even wrote about it for World Water Day last year.  We have seen many hotels update their fixtures to ensure that they have reduced flow and flush in their bathrooms, and some are even recycling rainwater, but have you thought about taking it to the...

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2017 has been designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. According to the World Tourism Organization website, "this decision follows the recognition by global leaders at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) that "well-designed and well-managed tourism" can contribute to the three dimensions of sustainable development, to job creation and to trade." Sustainable tourism development requires commitment - participation from ALL stakeholders, with...

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With many hotels participating in programs around World Water Day, Earth Day, and Earth Hour every year, it is important to recognize efforts that the hospitality industry makes to conserve and ensure their footprint on the environment is as small as possible. However, it is JUST as important to ensure that these efforts take place year round, not just leading up to their designated days. Here...

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