Hotels in Slovenia gradually fulfill their commitment to sustainable development

With two new Green Key awarded establishments, the Hit Group continues to spread eco-friendly practices in the Slovenian tourism industry and the Goriška Region

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This October, the Lipa and Sabotin Hotels received the Green Key award for their work done with sustainability. Both located in the green countryside of the sunny Goriška Region, these two establishments part of the Hit Group offer a myriad possibility for active relaxation or services adapted to the needs of sportsmen.

Recognised as “cyclist-friendly hotels” the Lipa and Sabotin Hotels promote sightseeing by bike in order to encourage their guests to think about responsible tourism. The hotels’ staff is dedicated to the preservation of the environment and inform the guests about the sustainable alternatives provided by their establishments.

Ecological, green, and local represent the key to ensuring top quality services for future tourists, we are sure of that. All our employees actively help develop and promote the sustainable nature of our hotels. The Green Key label opens up new opportunities for the marketing of our hotels.” say the Manager of the Lipa Hotel, Leon Mavrič, and the Manager of the Sabotin Hotel, Jana Jakin Petejan
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The recipients of the Green Key environmental label undertake to meet strict environmental standards and commit intensively to raising awareness of environmental and sustainability issues among guests, employees, and suppliers” said Boris Šušmak, representative of the Doves FEE Slovenia association upon handing over the certificates.

The establishments started activities to reduce their environmental impact such as strict separation of waste or the use of ecologic materials rather than plastic. Their commitment to sustainability also merged in gastronomy since they offer local and seasonal dishes and local wine thanks to their strong cooperation with local producers.