WHAT: BookGreener Webinar "Could Sustainability be the Future of Luxury?"
Why Sustainability and Luxury Travel?
The codes of luxury have changed, and sustainability practices, responsible travel opportunities and authentic local experiences are all part of what true luxury means to a growing number of conscious, connected and increasinly critical luxury travelers of today.
"Luxury travel today is defined less by thread count and Michelin stars and more by access to the people, places and experiences that represent all that is authentic about a destination. There’s no denying that comfort factors still apply and high standards of accommodation and dining will always feature on the luxury traveller's wish list. However, today's luxury traveller seeks more depth of understanding and immersion into local culture than ever before." - George Morgan-Grenville, Chief Executive Officer, Red Savannah
"People's travel aspirations are changing, and this is true throughout the market. The new definition of luxury is no longer a 6-star hotel with flunkeys and banquets and ever more exquisite spas, but is an experience created for your own personal preferences that combines enrichment, enjoyment and education, with the time to appreciate your surroundings at a price that represents value for money." - Selina Jackson, Director, ReadyClickAndGo Ltd.
So what do hotels need to know about sustainable tourism and the new luxury travel trends? Join the webinar and learn from from experts!
About the Webinar: Sustainability Best Practices for Hoteliers
Part of BookGreener's monthly webinar series, the upcoming session on sustainability and luxury travel will, as always, focus on practical industry insights, and will offer:
- Real-life talks on what true luxury means to travelers.
- Advice from international experts who know what hoteliers face.
- Helpful tips and best practices you are encouraged to implement in your hotel.
The webinar will feature presentations by the following speakers:
Anna Pollock, Founder Conscious Travel
Conscious.travel is a new, grass roots approach involving a set of principles and practices learned and expressed collaboratively by a host community willing to assume responsibility for shaping the scale and pace of tourism development in a manner that ensures tourism is a force for good.
Mikaku Doliveck, Owner, Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat
Mikaku, along with his wife Putu, has been leading tours and retreats to Bali for years prior to creating Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat in Sukawati, Bali. He has lead tours for participants from National Geographic, The New York Times, The History Channel, The Smithsonian Institution, The Travel Channel, The BBC, foreign dignitaries and even Royalty.
Aebe Christian De Boer, General Manager, Shinta Mani
Shinta Mani (Siem Reap, Cambodia) received third place in the 2013 TripAdvisor ranking of the World's Best Hotel, and its sister resort, the Shinta Mani Club, was ranked #1 in Southeast Asia by Conde Nast Travellers Choice award 2015. Shinta Mani Foundation, funded by the hotel, teaches local youth, provides medical attention to the people who can’t afford it and helps small local businesses get funding.
About BookGreener: Helping Travelers Be Part of the Solution
BookGreener helps travelers make better choices by connecting them with sustainable hotels - because "hotels that care about the environment and the local culture are also likely to take better care of their guests." For hoteliers and hospitality professionals seeking to improve their sustainability practices - from resource usage, energy efficiency, to social impact and guest education - the BookGreener community offers a useful peer-to-peer platform, BookGreener Connect, where you can share best practices, exchange ideas, and access free learning materials.
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