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The Green Wall finds sustainable accommodation from hotels and resorts located in the most beautiful locations around the world. From the islands across Asia Pacific to the Caribbean, our selection of sustainable hotels have something for every traveler.
Search for resorts that have banned all plastic straws or bottles like the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba. Overall, their plastic avoidance program has resulted in the avoidance of approximately 2 million plastic water bottles going to landfill. Furthermore, resorts like Pimalai Resort & Spa in Koh Lanta use food scraps to create bio-gas that powers their canteen.
These are just some of the initiatives that hotels and resorts are implementing for your next sustainable holiday.
Whether banning single use plastics like straws, investing in renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions, there are a range of methods the tourism sector are enacting to achieve sustainable outcomes.
Search through our extensive list of sustainable accommodation from around the world that have been certified by our partners.
The Green Globe International Standard for Sustainable Tourism has been developed over decades of research and development. It is the original Standard that all tourism eco-labels are based on.
To be awarded Green Globe Membership, at least 50% of their criteria must be met across four key themes including.
- Sustainable Management;
- Cultural Heritage; and
Green Key is an eco-label awarded to more than 3,100 tourism establishments in 57 countries worldwide (August 2019). The Green Key award is based on compliance with strict criteria covering environmental management (water, energy, waste, cleaning, etc.), corporate social responsibility as well sustainability education (staff, guests, suppliers, etc.). Green Key is managed by the international charity, the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Travelife is an internationally recognised accommodation sustainability programme. They have around 1,500 members in over 50 countries who use a suite of specially designed tools and resources to improve their business’s environmental, financial and social impact.
Containing a range of criteria that assess accommodation performance in the areas of human rights, labor, community engagement and environmental impacts, Travelife’s GSTC-recognised standard was designed by the tourism industry, for the tourism industry. They have a global team of independently contracted auditors that visit every property to conduct an audit against the Travelife Standard.
Properties that meet the standard receive a Travelife Gold Certification in the form of a logo and certificate that they can display to show their commitment to responsible tourism. To make it easier for travelers to find sustainable accommodation options, Travelife list their Certified Members on The Travelife Collection, a website where travellers can search for Travelife Certified accommodation, and they provide a list of Certified properties to their tour operator and online travel agent Members.
EarthCheck is the world’s leading business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry. EarthCheck’s holistic approach to responsible tourism and its world leading science enables destinations and operators to benchmark and certify their performance with confidence and surety.
Through its Total Tourism Management(TTM) platform, EarthCheck teams work in partnership with clients to plan for the future and help guide the design, construction and operation of smart buildings and the responsible management of tourism destinations. For further information visit EarthCheck.org.”
The NEPCon Sustainable Tourism Certification is an international scheme owned and managed by Nature, Economy and People Connected (NEPCon), a global non-profit, mission-driven organization that works for sustainable land use and climate friendly solutions in over 100 countries around the world. It recognizes the sustainability efforts of accommodations and tour operators who are committed to responsible practices in the travel sector. The certification services are designed around the principles of sustainable development, addressing key environmental, social, cultural and economic topics; and are based on improved and innovative standards (recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council – GSTC) and third-party auditing systems (previously managed by Rainforest Alliance).
Through the services and operations of all NEPCon certified accommodations, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and tour operators, NEPCon seeks to influence positive and tangible impacts for the environment, the local people and the global travel community.
In addition, the NEPCon Sustainable Tourism Certification services are organized to actively contribute to the travel industry efforts in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Tourism businesses can find in the NEPCon Sustainable Tourism Standards a reliable source of guidance and practical reference on how they can adopt and successfully insert these goals on their management systems.