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Once you have built a green program, how do you use it to your advantage to put heads in beds? Green Lodging News reports on the ways hoteliers are incorporating the environment into sales & marketing to build business. Got a great idea about how to turn green into gold? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

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Once you have built a green program, how do you use it to your advantage to put heads in beds? Green Lodging News reports on the ways hoteliers are incorporating the environment into sales & marketing to build business. Got a great idea about how to turn green into gold? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

AHLA Urges Congress to Support Brand USA Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Travel and tourism is a critical driver of the U.S. economy, generating $2.3 trillion in economic output and responsible for one in nine American jobs. That’s why we are concerned that the Administration’s budget proposal eliminates federal funding for Brand USA, a public-private partnership that has been a catalyst responsible for driving more than 4.4 million incremental international visitors to the U.S. and supports thousands of American jobs,” said Katherine Lugar, AHLA President and CEO. “In the last several years, Brand USA has been a powerful force in providing America with a competitive edge and has served as a highly...

HOTEL SUPPLIES / GENERAL

HD Supply Hospitality Solutions Your Single Source For Hospitality and Maintenance Supplies With more than 27,000 in stock items, HD Supply Facilities Maintenance is focused on making your job easier and exceeding guests’ expectations. From guestroom essentials, including linens and in-room amenities, to maintenance, repair and operations supplies, we provide the everyday basics you need to keep your property well maintained and running smoothly. Call (800) 431-3000 for more information. HD Supply Hospitality Solutions » Email for Details »     Impact Enterprises Impact Enterprises: Passion Drives Our Eco-friendly Innovation We find durable eco-friendly materials to create our custom designed Menu Covers, Binder Covers, Guest Services Directory Covers,...

GREEN MEETINGS

Greenview Green Meetings & Sustainable Event Programs Greenview works with meeting & event planners to develop, implement, measure, and report out sustainable event programs. We help events set overall strategies for their sustainability programs and then carry them out credibly through applying frameworks such as ISO 20121, the APEX/ASTM Green Meetings Standards, and the Global Reporting Initiative Event Organizers Sector Supplement. Some of our clients include the US Green Building Council Greenbuild event, the Fancy Food Shows, and the National Meetings & Expositions of the American Chemical Society. Call Cara Unterkofler, Director, Sustainable Event Programs, Greenview, at (571) 210-2272, or e-mail...

COVERS / MENUS & GUEST DIRECTORIES

Impact Enterprises “Green Solutions” from Impact Enterprises Our Eco-friendly Presentation Products have been used since 2003. Impact’s program offers Unique, Quality, Durable, and Custom Presentation Folders, Menu Covers, Guest Services Directory Covers, Table-top Accessories, and Corporate Gifts all manufactured from Materials that minimally impact our environment. To learn more about Impact Enterprises, call (866) 370-0340. Impact Enterprises » Email for Details »

RCI’s Brian Bruno: a Marketing Guy with a Passion for Sustainability

Name: Brian Bruno Title: Vice President of Content and Brand Marketing for RCI and head of the Wyndham Destination Network sustainability program Company: RCI Years with company: 11 Primary responsibilities: Bruno, in his 12th year with RCI, is responsible for producing RCI’s member and affiliate magazines and other travel content. He is also responsible for sharing brand standards around the globe. In addition to these responsibilities, he is the RCI representative for sustainability practices and green initiatives globally for Wyndham Destination Network. Company’s most significant sustainability-related accomplishment: RCI’s Indianapolis location, in 2014, earned the Energy Star designation. Company’s most significant sustainability-related challenge moving forward: Wyndham...

Tesla Taxi Company Launches Service at Green Kelowna Hotel

KELOWNA, B.C.—When the founder of British Columbia’s first all-electric taxi fleet was preparing the launch of his Tesla service, he knew exactly where he wanted to host the launch: outside the internationally recognized environmental award-winning green Kelowna hotel with Tesla Supercharger stations. “From Day 1, we really wanted to hold it here,” says Dale Conway, owner of Current Taxi, which transports passengers in its eco-friendly fleet of Tesla cars. “This Best Western has long been known for its sustainability and that’s what drew us to this hotel—for both the launch and our corporate office.” Current Taxi’s February launch event was attended...

JQH Launches PURE Guestrooms in Six Hotels Across United States

SPRINGFIELD, MO.—John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) announced that as a part of the company’s commitment to innovation and an enhanced guest experience, it is collaborating with PURE Solutions to help create some of the freshest sleeping environments in the hospitality industry. Initially, JQH is launching PURE guestrooms in six of the award-winning company’s hotels spanning five states, including Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas. With the PURE allergy-friendly hotel rooms, in-room filtration systems remove air particles, while surfaces are treated to minimize growth of bacteria. These hypoallergenic hotel accommodations are nearly 99.9 percent allergen-free. A PURE room...

The 2017 Green Lodging Trends Report Survey is Now Open for Participation

NATIONAL REPORT—The survey that is the basis for the annual Green Lodging Trends Report has launched and will remain open through June 15. Click here to participate! The Green Lodging Trends Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. Participants benefit from a free compare report—an opportunity to learn how their property is aligned with best practices, and where it is behind among peers locally and worldwide. Participants also have an opportunity to discover new innovative practices that hotels are implementing, use information...

Booking.com Reveals 2017 Sustainable Travel Intentions, Goals & Considerations

AMSTERDAM—To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Booking.com released findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report. In a year that the United Nations has designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, this new research points to some promising signs when it comes to the eco-considerations weighed by both travelers and accommodations. The number of travelers staying in an eco-friendly or “green” accommodation at least once could double this year with 65 percent of global travelers expressing this intention versus 34 percent who stayed in one or more last year. In addition, 68 percent confirm they are more...

Report: Consumers Crave Education on Sustainable Travel Practices and Products

HOUSTON—According to new research, most travelers are committed to sustainable living at home, but believe the travel industry could make it easier for them to travel sustainably by providing education about, and access to, sustainable travel products and services. AIG Travel, a leader in travel insurance and assistance services, released findings from its 2017 Pulse Poll on sustainable travel, which garnered over 1,300 responses from travelers and followers of the brand. “We found that most respondents were committed to sustainability overall and that they believe people should travel sustainably to preserve destinations for future generations,” said Jeff Rutledge, CEO of...