TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program expands

first_imgTripAdvisor has announced it will expand its GreenLeaders program into Australia and New Zealand after its success in other countries.The program, developed with the United Nations Environment Program, Ecotourism Australia and EarthCheck, aims to help travellers plan and book greener trips.TripAdvisor highlights accommodation that engages in environmentally-friendly practices with its GreenLeader status, which has been awarded to over 8,000 properties globally.TripAdvisor GreenLeaders manager of responsible travel Ryan Dillon said more travellers seeking accommodation that engages in eco-friendly practices.“With TripAdvisor GreenLeaders, we are pleased to help TripAdvisor’s 315 million travellers a month who use TripAdvisor by highlighting accommodations engaging in environmentally friendly practices,” Mr Dillon said.The TripAdvisor GreenLeader status has been awarded to 170 Australian and New Zealand properties so far.Hotels are awarded the status based on their green practices such as linen and towel re-use, recycling, solar power use and electric car charging stations.The more green practices a property has, the higher it can advance on TripAdvisor’s levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.Accor vice president sustainable development Arnaud Herrmann said for over 20 years Accor has been committed to developing eco-friendly practices.“A number of our properties have been awarded Platinum status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders programme for the green practices we continue to develop and invest in,” Mr Herrmann said.“From the launch of our PLANET 21 program which offers our clients sustainable products and services, Accor is dedicated to continually introducing environmentally friendly practices efficiencies and TripAdvisor GreenLeaders programme helps us to highlight our achievements to eco-travellers around the globe.”Travellers are able to include comments about a property’s green practices in a review after their stay.So far, almost 100,000 comments have been made on TripAdvisor reviews about eco-friendly practices in properties around the world.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img

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