Tour Operators and Travel Agencies Ecology Question 8

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Question

Is at least 10% of the brand's (company's) offered accommodation certified as being environmentally responsible?

Dutch version: Heeft tenminste 10% van de door het merk (bedrijf) aangeboden accommodaties een certificering voor milieuzorg?

German version: Sind mindestens 10% der angebotenen Unterkünfte umweltzertifiziert?

References and Guidelines

See Tour Operators and Travel Agencies Ecology Question 7 for references/ more background information. Here we ask for at least 10% of the accommodations, that can be measured either:

  • 10% of the offered number of offered accommodations (so 10% of the accommodation list)
  • 10% of the sold nights in accommodations (for this case, popular accommodations are sold more often and if certified, these accommodations may contribute more to the 10%)

For example Kuoni (see page 26) reports that in 2010 13,8% of its guests have stayed in Travelife audited hotels (based on passenger volume, beds per night).

Ranking guidelines

Yes:

  • At least […]% of [brand]’s accommodations are certified by [name of certification].

No:

  • Only […]% of [brand]’s accommodations are certified by [name of certification].
  • [brand] clearly states that it does not offer any environmentally certified accommodations.

?:

  • [brand] does not communicate whether or not its accommodation is environmentally certified.