Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry

Hot on the heels of the launch of Booking.com’s sustainability programme, Providence Hospitality is proud to announce that all of its portfolio of South African hotels have gained recognition for their sustainability efforts. All properties are now proud recipients of Booking.com Sustainability Badges.

Recently Booking.com launched the Sustainable Travel Badge. This initiative recognises accommodation establishments that have documented sustainable initiatives in five key areas. These include waste; energy and greenhouse gases; water; supporting local communities; and protecting nature. Each establishment is measured against global standards that are locally relevant in terms of its measurement. This means that area specific challenges that are overcome are acknowledged and rewarded, such as water saving measures in drought-stricken areas.

With sustainability becoming top of mind in all aspects of life today It comes as no surprise that 81% of respondents to a recent survey indicated that they would rather choose to stay in sustainable accommodation in the future.

Neil Hughes, MD, of Providence Hospitality notes that “the initiative taken by Booking.com is tremendous”.

“We are encouraging our partners to document their initiatives in this regard and look forward to facilitating more establishments in achieving their Sustainable Travel Badge in the future,” adds Hughes.

For more information on sustainability initiatives at individual property level, click on the links below:

https://banhoeklodge.co.za/2022/02/08/banhoek-lodge-focuses-on-sustainability/

https://maisonchablis.co.za/maison-chablis-focuses-on-sustainability/

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