The Green Wall, which provides sustainable alternatives to products and services used every day, is now a booking partner for three world leading tourism Eco-Labels and more partnership on the way.
From the islands across Asia Pacific to the Caribbean, hotels and resorts have been taking action to improve sustainable outcomes and provide peace of mind to travellers. Banning single use plastics like straws or investing in renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions are just some of the methods the tourism sector is implementing to achieve sustainable outcomes.
Travellers can now use The Green Wall platform to search for resorts that have been certified by world leading tourism eco-labels Green Globe, Green Key and Travel Life.
For hotels and resorts to receive certification they must meet strict criteria from areas such as sustainable management, social/economic, cultural heritage, environment with audits happening on a regular basis to ensure their claims validity.
The Green Globe and Travel Life certified Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba is a great example of why travellers should be searching for sustainable accommodation. This resort has banned all plastic straws and bottles with their plastic avoidance program resulting in the avoidance of approximately 2 million plastic water bottles going to landfill.
Daniel Zelcer – Founder of The Green Wall said, “We are excited to be a booking partner for Green Globe, Green Key and Travel Life to promote sustainable outcomes in the tourism sector. We hope that travellers begin to factor sustainability into their booking decisions and this behaviour change flows through to greater uptake of sustainable practices by hotels and resorts around the world.”
About Green Globe
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
About Green Key
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).
About Travel Life
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.