The impact of accommodation is often underplayed when compared to transport. However, research has shown that many aspects of where we choose to stay – from food miles and waste, to energy consumption and local employment – can significantly increase the impact our trips have both on the environment and the local community.
Here at Travalyst, we’re working with global travel brands to make it easier for you to identify and book more sustainable accommodation options. At the same time, our partners are working to help accommodation providers identify where they need to improve.
Travellers are increasingly interested in sustainable accommodation options.
According to recent research by Booking.com, 78% of respondents intend to stay in a sustainable property at least once in the coming year.
The problem, however, is that consumers often don’t have access to reliable, consistent sustainability information, making it difficult to opt for green accommodation options.
Our partners are enabling hotels, lodges and rental properties to submit their sustainability practices and certifications, and then displaying that information across their travel booking sites. Currently, you can find sustainable accommodation options on Booking.com, Google, and Expedia. Just look for the following information: