TripAdvisor is going green
Posted on March, 18th 2015.
Now when you search for a hotel on TripAdvisor, you will find the perfect eco-friendly accommodation through GreenLeaders.
"Over the next 12 months one third of European travelers will make eco-friendly travel choices when planning their trips.”
TripAdvisor, "the largest travel site in the world", launched its GreenLeaders program (EcoLeaders in France), which awards a green label to hotels and holiday accommodation that have implemented green practices: recycling, solar panels, green roofs, biodegradable toiletries... on its blog, TripAdvisor states that over the next 12 months one third of European travelers will make eco-friendly travel choices when planning their trips. Problem - hotels do not provide enough information about their environmental commitments. "TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program is particularly useful because it allows travelers to compare environmental practices quickly and easily.”
And, it’s really simple, just look for the leaf!
Visit tripadvisor.com and enter your destination in the search bar as usual. Then filter the results by selecting the "green" criterion. All the hotels in the program will be displayed, sorted by category (bronze, silver, gold and platinum). Click on the GreenLeaders label underneath the hotel photo for a detailed list of what they are doing for the environment.
This initiative is in addition to the many sustainable tourism labels and demonstrates travelers’ real enthusiasm for tourism that is more respectful of the environment and people. More and more people are now likely to encourage establishments that minimize their environmental footprint. Through this platform, they will not only book a hotel that meets their standards, but can also discuss and testify as to the environmentally friendly practices that are employed there. In fact a good citizen approach.
Launched in 2013 in the US and in 2014 in Europe, the GreenLeaders program currently includes over 8,000 establishments, with 476 in France.
Main picture: Tree House Exterior - Copyrights: photograph by Kodiak Greenwood