How to make your travels green (er): Green Hotel World

Hello STW lovers,

I am very happy to introduce you today  Green Hotel World (GHW). GHW is an online booking platform where you can find truly green hotels and accommodations.

 

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• GreenHotelWorld offers a low price guarantee in 130,000+ hotels worldwide (and growing), of which 8000+ are certified green hotels through partnerships with Expedia, Booking, TripAdvisor & other OTAs.

• When a traveller selects a “non green” hotel, GreenHotelWorld commits to offset their CO² emissions, transforming every stay into a CO² neutral stay. This does not cost our site user a penny, there are no hidden costs.

• GreenHotelWorld offsets CO² emissions produced by hotel stays through the partnership with myclimate, engaging in a selection of sustainable development projects.
Estimated global average energy use per guest-night in hotels is 130 Mega Joules (MJ). This corresponds to 20.6 kg CO² per overnight stay.

GreenHotelWorld commits to offset 26.6 kg CO² per overnight hotel stay booked via their reservation platform .

• They have also created a Unique Green Rating Algorithm that searches & filters all green hotels based on their certified and verified green practices, assuring that green hotels certified by the highest quality eco-labels are given the highest priority to travelers.

• GHW systemized the standards introduced by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to determine its green practices categorization. The GSTC serves as the international body for establishing and managing standards for sustainable tourism and is recognized as the accreditation body for green hotel certification labels.

 

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GHW provides also regular complimentary reporting on CO² emissions offset generated by corporate partners. Partners can use this information in external & internal communications as well as their CSR reporting. GHW believes in encouraging corporate sustainable travel efforts & therefore offer this service free of charge.

In case of events GHW provides:
• Free & customizable event web pages available for all special events & conferences
• Organizers publish pertinent information : simple & rapid
• Maps of green & CO² neutral hotels near events are displayed on event pages facilitating CO² neutral hotel bookings
• Widgets (booking engines) that are easily customized for integration on company websites with unique URLs to track corporate bookings.
• Complimentary reporting for total CO² emissions offset generated by event attendees

CO² Offset Strategy & Initiatives

• GHW offset the CO² emissions of all overnight stays of their travellers through the partnership with myclimate.
• myclimate engages in sustainable climate protection activities worldwide and is one of the world’s leading providers of voluntary CO² offsetting measures.
• myclimate’s CO² offset projects are characterised by adherence to extremely strict criteria (CMD, Gold Standard, Plan Vivo) and by contributing to a sustainable development in the project region.

Download the leaflet/ press kit & book with GreenHotelWorld your next stay 

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