Andrew Cohan views on sustainable hotel properties
By Andrew Cohan on December 13, 2016
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Sustainability as a standard
Many hotel brands have sustainable properties, but TUI Group, a tourism organization based in the Netherlands, requires hotels under their brand to have a certification from Travelife, a sustainable tourism company, said Andrew Cohan, managing director at Horwath HTL.
TUI Group’s European lodging accommodations have Travelife certification, Cohan said, and certified hotels have plaques displayed to promote that status. He said many of the hotels have Travelife Gold certification.
To receive certification, hotels have to undergo an on-property audit. If they qualify, the hotels are given the Travelife Gold award or Excellence award.