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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. Does "green" appeal to a particular type of traveler or meeting planner? Got a great idea about how to turn green into gold? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.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. Does "green" appeal to a particular type of traveler or meeting planner? Got a great idea about how to turn green into gold? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Trip.com Group Announces Long-Term Green Tourism Goals, Aiming to Inspire 100 Million Travelers to Travel More Sustainably

SINGAPORE—Trip.com Group, a leading global travel service provider, has announced its long-term goal to build green tourism, covering three key areas, including: working with partners to launch over 10,000 low-carbon travel products; promoting sustainable travel concepts and engaging 100 million travelers in low-carbon practices; and aiming to further reduce carbon emissions across its own operations. Trip.com Group aims to launch over 10,000 eco-friendly travel products, with several initiatives already underway in the Group’s long-term plan. Trip.com and Skyscanner, sub-brands of Trip.com Group, have partnered with CHOOOSE, a company dedicated to offsetting the CO2 emissions for flights by supporting impactful climate solutions worldwide...

Arch Amenities Group Names Whitney Smith Cripe Chief Marketing Officer

ROCKVILLE, MD.—Arch Amenities Group, a full-service global provider of wellness, amenity and meeting services for commercial and residential properties, hotels and private clubs, announced the appointment of Whitney Smith Cripe, a brand marketer and team builder with more than 20 years’ experience, as chief marketing officer. Among her key responsibilities, Smith Cripe will help drive Arch’s growth by articulating its wellness, amenity and meeting services; further define the company’s consultative marketing and brand services; and collaborate with the senior leadership team on long-term strategic planning. She also will be responsible for building trusted relationships with Arch’s clients, leading and supporting client...

EV Charging 101: Q&A with Expert Details What You Need to Know

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, between 2015 and 2021, the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations more than doubled in the U.S. from approximately 13,000 to 50,000. The International Energy Agency reports that after a decade of rapid growth, there are now over 10 million electric cars on the road, representing about 1 percent of the global car stock. For 2030, the Net Zero Emissions by 2050 Scenario projects 300 million electric cars on the road and they will account for over 60 percent of new car sales, compared with only 4.6 percent in 2020. With such...

Pioneering Resort Adds Small Luxury Hotels of the World Accolade to Its Eco-Credentials

THE MALDIVES—Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences’ eco-credentials have been given a further seal of approval, with its acceptance into Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s Considerate Collection. This makes it the only resort in the Maldives to become a member of the Considerate Collection—an ethos-driven standard for boutique hotels that go the extra mile to be greener. Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) curated the Considerate Collection list from its partner hotels to help guests make informed choices when booking their holidays. As such, SLH’s Considerate Collection only includes hotels that have made genuine and quantified efforts to be more sustainable. Amilla...

Resorts World Las Vegas Unveils Las Vegas Convention Center Loop Passenger Station

LAS VEGAS—Resorts World Las Vegas unveiled its Las Vegas Convention Center Loop passenger station, providing direct underground access to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) in an enjoyable, efficient and environmentally friendly way in minutes in all-electric Teslas. Resorts World Las Vegas is now also poised to connect to the expanded Vegas Loop system when development efforts move forward on the proposed innovative transportation system. The LVCC Loop is an innovative, all-electric, zero-emissions, underground public transportation system in which passengers are transported directly to their destination with no stops along the way. The Resorts World Las Vegas passenger station will be the first of over 55 stops anticipated...

Green Lodging News Adds Green Hotel Cards to Product Directory

ODESSA, FLA.—Green Lodging News has added Green Hotel Cards Inc. to the “Key Cards” section of its Green Product & Service Directory. Every day, 35,000 pounds of plastic cards are discarded by hotels and their guests, ultimately ending up in landfills across our country. How long will it take for our Earth to digest this plastic waste? At least 200 years. Don’t underestimate the impact of a key card. It is small, but it’s the first product you pass to your guests. Why not impress them from the very beginning? From recycled to paper or natural wood, you will...

Sustainability Momentum Builds for Corporate Travel & Meeting Management

ALEXANDRIA, VA.—Sustainability is at the forefront of global business, but have company commitments to sustainability made their way to corporate travel and meetings management programs? What will it take for companies to make business travel and meetings more sustainable? A new report from the Global Business Travel Association and Cvent—“The Journey to More Sustainable Corporate Travel and Meetings Management Programs”—surveys corporate travel managers and meeting planners across the U.S., Canada and several European countries about their current sustainability programs and activities. The report reveals where corporate travel programs stand in terms of emissions tracking, business travel sustainability measures, cost-benefit approaches,...

LG Demonstrates Three UL-Certified Robots at HITEC

ORLANDO, FLA.—Showing how it is providing a complete range of application-specific autonomous robots to the hospitality industry, LG Business Solutions USA demonstrated three unique UL-certified robots at HITEC 2022. Appearing together at a trade show for the first time, the LG CLOi ServeBot, the LG CLOi GuideBot tour guide robot and the newly UL certified autonomous LG CLOi UV-C Bot roamed at the Orange County Convention Center. “LG is committed to leading the way in the development of a broad range of autonomous robots that can improve and enhance the hospitality experience for our channel partners,” said Michael Kosla, LG Business Solutions USA’s Hospitality Vice President....

KEY CARDS

Green Hotel Cards Inc. Wooden Key Cards/Sustainable Key Cards Every day, 35,000 pounds of plastic cards are discarded by hotels and their guests, ultimately ending up in landfills across our country. How long will it take for our Earth to digest this plastic waste? At least 200 years! Don’t underestimate the impact of a key card. It is small, but it’s the first product you pass to your guests. Why not impress them from the very beginning? From recycled to paper or natural wood, you will always find a perfect match from Green Hotel Cards. Each paper or wooden key card...

Delaware North’s ‘Seeds for Sustainability’ Campaign Offered Guests Eco-friendly, Plantable Drink Coasters to Take Home

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Delaware North, a global leader in the hospitality and entertainment industry, announced a partnership with Sierra Nevada and Impossible Burger for its 2022 Earth Month campaign, “Seeds for Sustainability.” The campaign, part of Delaware North’s award-winning GreenPath program, replaced traditional cardboard drink coasters and beverage napkins with eco-friendly, plantable seed coasters for guests to take home, plant and enjoy. The Earth Day promotion, featuring Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing and plant-based Impossible Burgers, was available at 27 locations across Delaware North’s Parks, Travel, Gaming and Patina Restaurant Group divisions during the month of April, while supplies lasted. In all, more than...