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Is the Sustainable Hotel Industry More Relevant Than Ever?

It’s inevitable that the tourism industry contributes to carbon emissions and the slow-burning effects of climate change, whether it’s through airline travel, on-ground transportation, hotel operation, or food wastage. In fact, air traffic emissions alone contribute to about five percent of global warming, and the figure is expected to rise significantly with the increasing volume of air travel. When taking a holiday anywhere in the world, there seems no way around it. However, the accommodation sector is more tuned to helping the cause. In recent years you might have noticed signs that say things like “Do you really want your towels washed every day?” in your hotel room. Large hotel chains also look to be upping their game; Hilton Worldwide donated US$1.3 million to the Global Soap Project, an initiative that recycles soap bars in hotel bathrooms. Click here to read Travel Wire article.

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