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Two Top Ten Lists—Thanks to You & Yours Truly

Glenn Hasek

Throughout 2021, an average of 35,000 different people visited our website each month. Throughout the year, there were certain articles that captured those readers’ attention more than others. In many cases those articles were from previous years which proves that Green Lodging News has truly become an archive for research. Here then are the top 10 articles that garnered the most page views in 2021.

1. Why & How Polyurethane is Environmentally Friendly for the Construction Industry.
2. Virgin Hotels Reaffirms Commitment to Prioritizing Diversity & Inclusivity.
3. Feeling the Heart of Hospitality Throughout the Year–Especially This Year.
4. Five Different Ways Hotels Can Work to Boost the Local Economy.
5. Vail Resorts Reaches 50 Percent Waste Diversion Milestone, Invests Heavily in Renewable Electricity.
6. Research Proves Tendency for Virus to Cling to Bed Linens.
7. Some of the Advantages of Solar Rooftops on Hotels.
8. All K-Cup Pods Produced by Keurig Dr Pepper Now Recyclable.
9. Hotels That Are Going Plastic-Free.
10. How Air Quality Management in Hotels Can Make a Difference Against COVID-19.

What do I think the top stories or trends were in 2021? Looking back at the articles posted this year, it was a challenge to choose, but these top 10 certainly were in the running:

1. The pandemic and how our industry is reacting and how it has been impacted financially and through the loss of labor.
2. The passing of Arne M. Sorenson, President & CEO of Marriott International.
3. The Red Sea Development Company’s Red Sea Project and its many firsts.
4. The growing importance of sustainability in general, the demand for it by travelers, and the growing importance of common sustainability metrics at the industry level.
5. A higher recognition of the importance of diversity and equal pay and opportunities for minorities and women.
6. The increase in conversation around net-zero targets and specifically the Hotel Marcel project in Connecticut—a hotel that will meet net-zero energy standards.
7. The return of in-person meetings—sometimes very successful, sometimes with mixed results.
8. The continued growth of green or somewhat green brands such as 1 Hotel, Element, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Soul Community Planet (SCP), Six Senses, Conscious Certified Hotels, etc.
9. The explosion in interest in wellness and its related trends.
10. The return of programs to identify properties as green—particularly in booking engines.

There were many others I could have mentioned here. What do you think? What event or trend impacted you the most in 2021? I would love to know your thoughts. I can be reached at greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

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