The Green Hotelier Awards 2016 are now open. The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) is looking for the hotels in Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas with the best environmental and responsible initiatives and practices.
Following the success of 2015 when ITP opened the Green Hotelier Awards to hotels all over the world, a new search has started for hotels of any size or location which are working hard to be responsible businesses by reducing their carbon footprint, their water use and their waste output; which are positively impacting their local community and have fair labour practices and good employee initiatives.
Last year’s winners were extremely diverse, ranging from a passive house designed boutique hotel in Austria to an Indonesia paradise resort island, and from an eco-lodge in Ecuador to a Cape Town airport hotel.
Editor and awards co-judge Siobhan O’Neill said, “Green Hotelier aims to be a free resource showcasing best practice in sustainability from all hotels around the world in order that other hoteliers can replicate their initiatives and become more responsible businesses with improved environmental impacts globally. Not all solutions will work in all regions of the world, but every journey is a lesson we can learn from. This is the chance for the best green hotels around the world to share what they’ve learned with us and their peers to help the hospitality industry as a whole have a collective impact.
“The applicants in 2015 were wide-ranging and their various eco-initiatives were fascinating and effective. I can’t wait to learn more from this year’s applicants and to help share their stories and their sustainability journeys to the wider industry.”
The Green Hotelier Awards 2016 are open now with a closing date for applications of Friday 4th March. Winners will be announced during Responsible Business Week starting 18th April 2016.
There will be a winner and two runners up for each of the four regions. They hope to attract entries from hotels of all shapes and sizes - whether you're a rustic island resort or inner city business hotel - if you've got a green story to tell we'd love to hear from you.
All information on how to enter the competition can be found here.