HOTELS & OTHER ACCOMMODATION
Hotels, Homestays, Apartments, B&Bs and Holiday Parks. Do you want more direct bookings and more repeat guests? With no commission or annual fees. Even if you have just started taking small steps and you do anything on the list below, get on the directory and get seen.
Why list your business?
Sure, it's a nice thing to do, but it's also a good for business:
- A new place to be found on the web and improve your SEO.
- The share buttons to Facebook and Twitter expose your business to new audiences.
- Customers tend to be loyal to more sustainable businesses.
- Many people prefer to work for businesses that have a social commitment.
- It’s an easy, authentic corporate social responsibility strategy.
- It's free.
Add an image and your logo and you will have a page in minutes. Then add links to your website and social media to drive traffic to your business. Here are some example pages. For a limited period, we will create your page for you – send your web and/or social media addresses and we will set that up ready for you to publish.
Even if you have just started taking small steps and you do anything on the list below, get on the directory and get seen.
If you have multiple businesses, you can list them under a single login. If your venue has a named Cafe, Restaurant or Bar you can list it under that category - similarly if you have Tourism services such as scuba diving.
Do any one or more of these and you are in:
Recycle as much material as we can that is used by our business.
Where practical we choose products and produce with least amount of packaging to be used in the running of our business.
Offer optional linen/towel reuse policy to reduce water wastage.
In bathrooms we use larger volume squeeze containers for soap and shampoo to save thousands of small plastic containers otherwise used for these.
Offer guests environmentally friendly toiletries, for example, natural ingredient soaps and shampoos.
In rooms we offer reusable water bottles instead of disposable plastic water bottles.
Turn off all non-essential powered items when not in use
Use energy and water saving technology and devices in our facilities.
Sell, use or promote ethically sourced and sustainable products.
Avoid balloons and where reasonable other plastic items for decorations.
Limit the amount of paper used in meetings and conferences.
Support or sponsor local community efforts to improve environmental sustainability
Staff are trained and informed in recycling, waste minimisation and energy efficiency - it is part of our culture to be mindful of the environment.
Use environmentally friendly cleaning products
Fully or partially power our business through renewable energy sources.
Use seasonal produce to best support local suppliers
Provide non-plastic drinking straws or reusable drinking straws in our food outlets.
Use non plastic fully compostable lids and cups for take aways.
Use non-plastic, non-polystyrene/Styrofoam take-away containers.
Provide non-plastic cutlery and/or plates for take aways.
Compost food waste.
Encourage employees to use low-impact travel options to get to work (e.g. public transport, bicycles or walking)
Offset our carbon emissions by ...
Use hybrid or electric cars.
Allow a staff member one/x hours per week/year, in work time, to volunteer for Sustainable Social or other environmental purpose.
Often add general posts, like I would to Facebook, to Sustainable Social page, so we all see sustainability as part of our daily lives rather than something special.
Donate a percentage of profits to an environmentally focused charity