The annual Trends Report assesses green innovation, best practices and awareness on sustainability within the hotel industry worldwide.
The second annual Green Lodging Trends Report by Green Lodging News and Greenview (a leader in advancing hotel sustainability) has been published. The Report is based on a survey conducted 1 May - 15 June 2017, and Green Key is proud to have supported the conduction.
Measuring the environmental performance of an establishment and shifting towards more sustainable operation have become standard procedures within most major hotel companies around the world, and the lodging industry continuously sets new, ambitious goals for energy, water and waste reduction. The Green Lodging Trends Report 2017 focuses on ten categories ranging from Climate Action and Certification to Staff Involvement and Water Conservation and highlights trends, the most common and most innovative sustainability initiatives. The Report compiles data received from 2,093 establishments across 46 countries.
Main findings show that limited service hotels are continuously improving their sustainability initiatives, gaining or sometimes topping initiatives carried out by full service properties and that guests are, at a growing rate, more involved with and interested in contributing to the sustainable and environmentally friendly operation of hotels. Other key findings include the increase of locally produced and sourced food & beverage and a growth in investment and operation improvement driven on by climate change. An encouraging and central finding for Green Key is that 10% of the respondents indicated that they plan to attain a certification within the next 12 months. Currently less than 10 percent of tourism establishments worldwide have a certification, but the findings of the Green Lodging Trends Report are a positive indication of that the industry is advancing its efforts in and commitment to sustainability. The full report can be found here.
Source: Green Lodging Trends Report 2017