In the last decade, the “going green” movement has developed momentum and socially conscious consumerism is at an all-time high according to Forbes. In the era of information, people are more conscious about where they are spending their money, and how businesses are doing their part to protect the environment. Because people want to be better managers of their spending habits, it is no surprise that people also want to be better caretakers of the environment by how they travel. In 2023, travelers are demanding more socially conscious transportation and events and eco-friendly hotel experiences.
What is “Green Travel” or Ecotourism?
Overall, Green Travel, or Ecotourism, is a term growing in popularity that is simply a mindfulness on the part of travelers to make more environmentally sound travel choices. This may involve taking a high-speed train instead of an airplane where available, avoiding excursions that may prop up the mistreatment of animals, and taking special care to not harm the natural landscape when going on a walking tour.
“The demand for green travel experiences is unprecedented,” says Mark Zisek, Director of Commercial Operations of Front Desk Supply — a San Diego-based hotel amenity supplier. “When those in the hospitality industry embrace greener practices, everyone wins.”
Travelers express a growing desire to see the beautiful and diverse landscapes of the world without leaving their scars on the environment or the people around them. Travelers are additionally wary of companies that make lofty promises about their environmental efforts without following through, a practice coined as “greenwashing.” To embrace green travel, these travelers will research their choices. Hotels wanting to provide eco-friendly experiences have a few simple ways they can hold up to scrutiny.
How Can I Provide a More Eco-Friendly Hotel Experience?
When it comes to hotels in the U.S., travelers will look for hotels with LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. They may ask a hotel questions about their sustainability and conservation initiatives. Hotels that wish to provide a more eco-friendly hotel experience for guests can begin by making simple changes that can have a huge impact. Here are some simple ways to get started:
- Embrace recycling initiatives. Hotels can encourage this by keeping recycle bins throughout with clear signage.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals in the hotel’s operations, from inside the rooms to the kitchen and laundry rooms.
- Conserve water by investing in water-saving bathroom installations, and by encouraging guests to reuse bed sheets and towels if they wish.
- Install energy-saving light systems so that lights last longer, let off less heat, and turn themselves off when no one is using them.
- Buy environmentally friendly hotel amenities. Embrace shampoo bottles and cups made out of reusable materials. Hotels can reduce their plastic use by switching to environmentally friendly hotel supplies like magnetic and RFID key cards, signs, notepads, pens, and key card sleeves.
Front Desk Supply is the premier hotel amenity supplier in the U.S. and has recently launched a new line of eco-friendly hotel products. The new eco-friendly product line includes RFID and magnetic key cards, do-not-disturb signs, pens, notebooks, and key card sleeves. These beautiful and customizable amenities indicate to your guests that you are committed to greener practices.
Your Source for Hotel Supplies
Front Desk Supply is a leading hotel supplier for the hospitality industry. We offer a wide range of hotel supply products, such as custom pens, hotel key cards, key card sleeves, and more. From boutique hotels to nationwide hotel chains, we have a selection of generic hotel supplies and offer custom hotel supply orders.