‘Going green’ can significantly boost brand awareness. Green travel is how hotels are gaining
various awards and recognitions. For example, Trip Advisor recently conducted a study where they found that 34% percent of travelers would be willing to pay more to stay at an environmentally-friendly hotel (MediaRoom – Media Center).
Not only is being eco-friendly good for brand awareness but also on a day-to-day basis it can reduce operating costs.
So how can one make their hotel greener?
Here are just a few ways to go eco-friendly in the kitchen/ restaurant and bedrooms!
Going Green -In the restaurant
In the restaurant, take away packaging can produce a lot of unnecessary plastic waste. With the
help of bamboo, there are a few changes that can be made to make take-aways more eco
friendly. Here are four examples of take away packaging that meet the eco-friendly/ organic/
1. Palm leaf plates
3.Eco Friendly Bamboo Napkins (biodegradable)
The straw revolution is here! With so many organic and eco-friendly options available, there is
no need to continue using a plastic straw. Although paper straws have been around for a while,
there are so many better options available. We can sip our drinks without pieces of paper
disintegrating into our cocktails. Here are just a few of the different types of straws available on
Natural Wheat Drinking Straws
Plant-Based Compostable Straws
Reusable Metal Drinking Straws
Organic Bamboo Straws
Clear Glass Bent Straw
Slender Silicone Drinking Straws
Going green -In the bedroom
In the guest’s bedrooms, creating a relaxing and luxurious experience is of the utmost
importance. Nowadays there are ways to go green in guest bedrooms while still maintaining comfortable luxury space. Here are a few ways to go green in bedrooms.
1. Eco- friendly air conditioner
If you have air con’s in guest bedrooms, be sure to have aircon with an energy-saver mode or a
fan speed setting.
2. Eco- friendly toilet paper
Unbleached and 100% recyclable toilet papers are another small change that can be made to
help you go green.
3. Eco- friendly toiletries
Providing eco-friendly toiletries is an easy way to show guests you are green travel friendly.
Bamboo toothbrushes, organic shampoos, and wooden hairbrushes are a few ways to help
reduce plastic waste.
Green travel has gained popularity and becomes a customer preference. Going ‘green’ in
hospitality has many benefits for hotels. So why not make your space green travel-friendly. Click on this link to see the products that Island Supply are offering https://www.islandsupply.co.za/?page_id=3456
The article was written by Christine Fay Smith
“Christine is a freelance lifestyle writer who focuses on interior and hospitality design. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christine has embraced her knowledge of the visual world with her passion for culture and the exploration of visual experiences.”