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Mon, 19 Feb 2018

Virtual Door Opens for Sustainable Hotels and Destinations

EarthCheck has partnered with the Green Travel Index (GTI), a B2B database for sustainable certified service providers in travel and tourism.

 GTI’s hotel mapping and profiling will open a virtual door to more than 4,300 travel agents who will be able to access EarthCheck Certified, EarthCheck Evaluate, EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations and EarthCheck Design Members.

“With EarthCheck as an official partner of the Green Travel Index we reach an important milestone, integrating an online portfolio of clients in over 70 countries,” said President of Green Travel Index, Stephan Busch.

Westfjiords, Iceland is an EarthCheck Sustainable Destination. Click to enlarge.

The GTI also has a strategic partnership with GIATA, a market leader in non-bookable tourism content, including one of the world’s largest unique hotel databases.

GIATA has more than 21,000 users worldwide including internationally-established tour operator groups and travel agency chains TUI, Thomas Cook, DerTour, Kuoni and American Express, as well as all GDSs and internet booking engine providers such as Amadeus/Traveltainment, Sabre, Traffics, Bewotec, Peakwork and Travelport. Additionally, many internationally-renowned travel portals including Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz, TripAdvisor, HolidayCheck, Opodo and Kayak trust in their solutions.

“In this era of online transparency and accountability, tourism brands are increasingly aware of their social and sustainable responsibilities,” Founder and CEO of EarthCheck, Stewart Moore said. "From corporate clients, to governments and environmentally aware guests, tourism brands are growing in sensitivity to best practice and the commercial impact of their sustainability commitments.”

EarthCheck has helped realise more than $500 million in savings for its partners in over 70 countries. It is estimated that 6 million consumers a week benefit from its branded solutions.

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