Best Green Accommodation Initiative
2017 was named the International Year of Sustainable Tourism by UNWTO with the intention of supporting change in policies, business practices and consumer behaviour towards a more sustainable tourism sector. Accommodation providers and travellers alike are increasingly concerned about the impact of travel on the physical and social environment. For this award, our youth travel accommodation advisory panel, STAY WYSE, will recognise the organisation which demonstrates the greatest commitment to reducing its environmental impact, and makes green travel an integral part of their operational activities.
Open to all green providers of accommodation for young travellers. Entries must be in English.
The judging panel evaluates nominations on the following criteria:
- Initiatives your organisation has in place to reduce energy consumption and improve sustainability in 2016-17 (energy efficient lighting, key card activated lighting, solar hot water, recycling, etc)
- The savings and benefits made by incorporating these initiatives
- Official company green policy