Travel Industry Accelerates Action on Sustainability – Will Consumers Follow? – PhocusWire

The unexpected and unprecedented slowdown – in many cases shutdown – of the travel industry in the last year has spurred an acceleration of activity by some stakeholders in the area of sustainability, in effect brought on by a “perfect storm” of pre-existing momentum around this topic coupled with pandemic-induced time for reflection and innovation.

Travelers Care Deeply About Sustainability – Until It Inconveniences Them – CNBC

Surveys indicate a silver lining to the pandemic is a heightened commitment to “sustainable” travel by consumers. But as vaccinations lift travel prospects, hopes for a “green” recovery may have been overblown. Sustainable travel has grown in popularity in recent years as people have tried to mitigate the negative effects of tourism, either by avoiding damaging practices or offsetting them.

With Many Green Features, Home2 Suites by Hilton Flourishes – Even with Pandemic – By Glenn Hasek

Last year was undoubtedly one of the worst years in the history of the lodging industry but that bad year saw the continuation of one of the industry’s most notable success stories—Hilton’s Home2 Suites extended stay brand. Designed with 'sustainability being a key pillar,' according to Global Brand Head Leonard Gooz, this year marks the tenth anniversary of the brand.