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Home Stretch for Participation in Green Lodging Trends Report

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Glenn Hasek

We are in the home stretch for the second annual Green Lodging Trends Report survey. It will close on June 15. If you have not yet participated in the survey, please be sure to do so. Also be sure to spread the word to your colleagues. Hundreds of hoteliers already have participated.

Click here to access the survey! There are numerous benefits to participating:

  • Get a free compare report! Find out where your property is aligned with the best practices and where it is behind with peers locally and globally.
  • Discover new innovative practices that hotels are implementing.
  • Use information to improve and ultimately outperform your competitors.
  • Highlight your innovations to showcase to the world in the annual trends report—another report that will be made available to you at no cost. 

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. The Green Lodging Trends Report is powered by Greenview, a leader in advancing hotel sustainability, and managed by Green Lodging News, lodging’s leading environmental news source. Sponsors this year include Cass Information Systems, Inc., reCollect2 and ClearWater Tech. Green Lodging Trends Report 2017 Supporters include the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Assn., Avendra, Boston Green Tourism, Green Seal, Brighton Management, Horwath HTL—Asia Pacific, Green Key, Travelife, Green Key Global and GreenOtels.

The survey consists of about 100 questions covering the latest in operational practices, facility attributes, and outreach programs to conserve resources, reduce carbon emissions, increase guest experience, and make positive community impact. There is no cost to participate in the Green Lodging Survey. Hotels participate by responding to the survey via an online portal platform where work can be saved and answers easily can be updated for the next year’s survey. In 2016, data was collected from more than 2,000 properties covering 40 countries worldwide.

Best Practices Highlighted

Within the Trends Report we analyze the results with general trends and highlight exemplary practices and innovations that stand out, serving as a guidepost for the industry and especially the survey participants.

The compare report, confidential to each participant, will serve as a yardstick for a hotel to understand the status of each specific practice within the general participant universe.

Participants may have their best practices featured in the Trends Report and/or on Green Lodging News. The report will be promoted throughout the year on the Green Lodging News website (over 35,000 unique monthly visitors), in the Green Lodging News weekly e-newsletter, on the Greenview website, by survey partners and sponsors, through other hotel trade publications such as Green Hotelier, and through such well-known press release distribution services as Hotel-Online, Hotel News Resource, and Hospitality Net. Additionally, the results will be presented throughout the year at various industry conferences and roundtables. The report will be pushed via e-mail to the more than 9,500 subscribers of Green Lodging News and to tens of thousands of additional hoteliers through media and other partners and sponsors.

The 2016 Green Lodging Trends report is available by clicking here. Click here for 2017 report sponsorship information!

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Who is Your Sustainability Champion?

Green Lodging News is always looking to profile sustainability champions in our Personnel Profile section. If you would like to nominate someone for this section of Green Lodging News, contact me at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Looking for Guest Columnists

Every two weeks Green Lodging News posts a new guest column on its website. (Click here for examples.) The guest column also appears in the weekly e-newsletter. Green Lodging News is currently in need of industry experts to contribute occasional guest columns. Experts may include consultants, architects, designers, suppliers and those who own or operate green lodging establishments. Columns may be articles that take a stance on a particular subject or be strictly educational in nature. Columnists benefit by having their photo included along with a one paragraph description of their company. Interested in writing a column? Contact Glenn Hasek, publisher and editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

Planning Advertising for 2017?

Green Lodging News is accepting reservations for advertising spots for 2017. Many excellent spots are available on our new website, in the weekly e-mail newsletter, and Green Lodging Survey. Many Green Supplier Spotlight dates are also available. Interested in receiving a 2017 media kit? Be sure to contact me as soon as possible at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at editor@greenlodgingnews.com. Media kits can also be accessed by clicking here. Thank you to all of those companies that consistently support Green Lodging News.

Newsletter & Green Supplier Spotlight Circulation

The circulation of our weekly e-newsletter and Green Supplier Spotlight currently stands at 9,498. Thank you to our new subscribers for signing up. Be sure to encourage your colleagues to do the same. There are “subscribe” links on the Green Lodging News home page. You may also e-mail editor@greenlodgingnews.com to be added to our list.

Green Lodging News & Social Media

Green Lodging News now has 1,749 Twitter followers. Thank you to all of those who follow our tweets. In addition to following us on Twitter, be sure to bookmark the Green Lodging News Blog in your browser. More importantly, participate with your comments. Green Lodging News is also on Facebook. Be sure to “Like” us there. Green Lodging News now has 848 Facebook followers.

As always, I can be reached at editor@greenlodgingnews.com.

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