Average carbon emissions per hotel room are coming down, Greenview CEO Eric Ricaurte said, but with the tens of millions of new rooms predicted to come to market by 2050 the aggregate emissions of the hospitality industry will be massively larger than what they are now.
The challenge for the hospitality industry is embark upon a “catalysed uptake” of greener practices, he said.
Mr Ricaurte spoke at the Mekong Tourism Investment Summit, July 7, a day after Mekong Tourism Forum 2016.
Greenview is undertaking its Green Lodging Survey until August 31, 2016. Participation in the survey will give hoteliers a view of where they sit in relation to others on a wide range of best practices.
“There is fierce competition among properties on such things as gym facilities and wifi,” Mr Ricaurte said. “Why not sustainable practices as well?”
The Green Lodging Survey is available here: www.greenviewportal.com/surveys/greenlodging.
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