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Cruz has partnered with Green Key Global, North America’s leading international environmental certification body, to improve sustainability in hospitality and tourism. “We’re excited to be working with Green Key Global and highlight how we can support eco-tourism while offering hotel guests an exciting and exclusive amenity, while underlining a commitment to sustainable transportation,” said Annie Luke, Co-Founder & Director of Business Development at Cruz.   Cruz, energized by...

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Soap for Hope is a not-for-profit company and one of our respected partners at Green Key Global. They help hotels, and the community, by repurposing hotel amenities and donating to community facilities. This not only supports the community facilities but also diverts products from reaching the landfill.   They are growing rapidly and need more help from hotels, like Green Key Members, to accommodate the ever-growing need...

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The motivation for any business to reduce its environmental footprint has changed over the past decades. What was once a demonstration of forward thinking — a way for a business to show it cared about the planet — has become a necessary part of operations and ingrained in a business’s values. Staff expect it and so do your guests. Of course, energy efficiency plays a big...

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Green Key Global, North America’s leading international environmental certification body. For every new membership, Green Key Global will plant one tree.   “Working with One Tree Planted is a great fit for Green Key Global,” said Green Key Global’s Rebecca Bartlett-Jones, Manager of Business Development. “Sustainability is at the core of our business model, and while we make a tremendous impact by supporting improved environmental performance for...

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Choosing Sustainable Hotels   What does it mean to be a sustainable hotel? Climate action, protecting natural ecosystems and creating a more equitable future are among the top opportunities of our decade. Travel has a significant impact on all three of these areas and the whole industry is undergoing a paradigm shift fueled by better data to drive better business and consumer decisions. Through responsible travel, we can...

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The pandemic continues to impact the way we live—lockdowns, border closures and travel restrictions have been introduced in many parts of the world—leaving the hotel sector as one of the hardest-hit industries.   According to research conducted by McKinsey & Company, the hotel sector’s recovery to pre-pandemic could take until 2023 or even later. But this public health crisis is by no means the only challenge of...

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Green Key Global, the hotel and lodging industry’s sustainable certification program of choice, has partnered with business travel technology company Tripkicks to enable business travelers to reduce their impact on the environment. Tripkicks is an add-on to SAP Concur, and provides travelers with insights and guidance as they book their trip, so they can make the best decisions. With studies showing that 85% of global...

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