January 14, 2013, Los Angeles, CA – Green Globe Certification announces collaboration with BookDifferent.com, the first hotel booking website indicating which of the hotels featured on their site are eco-labeled. BookDifferent.com presents more than 245,000 hotels worldwide, and as of today millions of travelers, readers and consumers will be able to quickly track down accommodation with Green Globe certified sustainability performances. All Green Globe certified hotels accessible via BookDifferent.com are actively protecting the environment, creating safe and healthy work conditions, and giving back to the local community.
“We believe there is a strong green awareness among leisure and business travellers alike, and this will continue to grow” said Bastiaan Fronik, Chairman at BookDifferent.com. “Listing eco-labels and indicating sustainability standards, supports our goal ‘to make the world a better place’. At BookDifferent.com you can book a hotel at the lowest price guaranteed, and at the same time you support a charity of your choice.”
Finding sustainable hotels on the BookDifferent website is easy. The Green Globe Certification label is a search criterion, just like the hotel facilities, hotel category, location and other.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said, “As the leader in certification of sustainable travel and tourism businesses, we are excited about our collaboration with BookDifferent.com and this will support promoting our green philosophy worldwide. All Green Globe members are rigorously certified under 41 criteria, which have been accepted globally as the definition of sustainable travel and tourism. To complete the certification process, these members undergo and independent on-site audit to ensure their sustainability efforts have been thoroughly inspected.”
BookDifferent.com is a non-profit foundation that provides financial support to many charities worldwide. For each hotel reservation made through the website, BookDifferent.com donates half of their revenue to a charity selected by the customer – an excellent way of doing business in a socially responsible way. Corporate clients can choose a charity that suits their business. The list of charitable organizations participating in the program includes Greenpeace, UNICEF, War Child, Amnesty International, and many more.
About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For more information please visit www.greenglobe.com.
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