Qbic looks to roll out budget boutique hotel offering following investment

hotel1

A new budget boutique hotel business located in London and Amsterdam has secured the investment it needs to expand. Bridges Ventures is backing Qbic Hotel London, marking the second time it has made a commitment from its £125 million Bridges Sustainable Growth Fund III. The budget boutique hotel business is located in London’s Whitechapel and […]

Announcing the winners of the HI Sustainability Fund 2013

HI-Logo-RGB_300dpi-300x286

Hostelling International (STAY WYSE Member) are thrilled to announce the winners of the HI 2013 Sustainability Fund. The competition offered a total of £60,000 for three individual projects that were looking to reduce their CO2 emissions. Thousands of people across the globe voted for 15 worldwide projects. YHA England and Wales has been awarded first place, […]

Casa Gracia wins STAY WYSE Green Initiative Award

Casa Gracia 2013

Casa Gracia has been awarded the STAY WYSE Green Initiative Award 2013 at the Industry Awards of this year’s World Youth & Student Travel Conference in Sydney, Australia. Through the Green Initiative Award, STAY WYSE recognizes the organisation that has made the greatest effort in reducing their environmental impact and included sustainable travel as an integral […]

The 2013 STAY WYSE Green Award Shortlist

the-green-initiative-logo1

STAY WYSE the sector association representing the youth travel accommodation industry, has announced the shortlist for the Green Initiative Award 2013. The award recognises the youth travel accommodation provider making the greatest efforts to ensure that its operating practices promote environmentally friendly and sustainable travel around the world. Last year the award went to Habitat HQ in Australia for its […]

Swiss Hostels Partners with Ecompter To Offer Sustainability Services To Members

logo

Ecompter, a sustainability service for hostels, hotels and other accommodation providers, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Swiss Hostels. Under the terms of the agreement, Swiss Hostels will offer Ecompter’s service to its growing number of hostel members (currently 35). The partnership is part of an initiative by Swiss Hostels to […]

Submissions open for STAY WYSE Green Initiative Award

580001

In recent years, accommodation providers and travellers alike are becoming more concerned with the impact of travelling in both the physical and social environment and making a conscious effort to reduce this impact by making more eco-friendly choices. Through the Green Initiative Award, STAY WYSE would like to recognize the organisation they feel is doing the […]

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel Wins Major National Eco Award

SYHA Hostelling Scotland’s eco Youth Hostel, Loch Ossian won a UK Water Efficiency Award this month at the Environment Agency and Waterwise biannual UK Water Efficiency Awards 2012 – Exemplar Project in Scotland category. The Ceremony, held at the House of Lords, is a celebration of the achievements of organisations that “Shout” about water efficiency, […]

Habitat HQ Wins STAY WYSE Green Initiative Award

External

Habitat HQ has been awarded the STAY WYSE Green Initiative Award 2012 at the Industry Awards Luncheon of this year’s World Youth & Student Travel Conference in San Diego, USA. Through the Green Initiative Award, STAY WYSE would like to recognize the organisation that has made the greatest effort in reducing their environmental impact and […]

Torridon Youth Hostel turns green to gold

green_tourism_gold_186x243

TORRIDON Youth Hostel has recently been awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme Award. The accolade is in recognition of the environmental initiatives put in place, which include comprehensive green information for guests, a good waste management system and reuse of different materials. Situated in the wild and remote area at the head of […]

The Crash Pad receives LEED Platinum Certification

CHATANOO

The Crash Pad, a Chattanooga hostel, has become the first in the world to achieve the highest LEED certification possible. “Being a green business doesn’t mean just building a green building—it comes down to our operations,” co-owner Dan Rose said in a video about the certification. “We’re looking at energy consumption, lights, LED fixtures, recycling […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,874 other followers