Do you know that you can easily select green accommodation for your travels? Now you can with our partner bookdifferent.com!
bookdifferent.com is a Social Enterprise, founded in 2012 in The Netherlands. Their main goal is to help people choose a better way to travel. That means, also, booking accommodations that take care of the environment, the local people, and the communities they are located in.
But what is a sustainable accommodation? To answer this question bookdifferent.com collaborates with different ecolabels that perform on-the-spot rigourous checks by third party auditors and help identifying the best offer for the travellers.
However, sustainable travel is about far more than simply picking a green hotel. To showcase the most sustainable destinations in the world, and also to highlight ideas of responsible things to do once travelers are there, bookdifferent.com has partnered with Green Destinations.
CSR TRAVEL PLATFORM for companies
A platform created specifically for companies to help them improve their Corporate Social Responsibility.
Here companies have the possibility to create their own profile, book sustainable accommodations, manage individual employee accounts and keep track of their sustainable performances.
Additionally, with the monthly insight overview, they can improve and steer the organization on the most sustainable path. Consequently, giving them a more efficient and effective outline of the company’s green mark.
WHAT IS THE STAYGREENCHECK?
Thanks to the Staygreencheck system, the bookdifferent.com website automatically shows the most sustainable hotels at the top of the search results.
The symbol made up of four ‘hearts’, next to each accommodation, helps in understanding the level of sustainability. Each heart corresponds to the four staygreencheck criteria: Management, Fair & Social, Culture friendly and Nature & Environment.
Some accommodation has no “heart”, though. These are mostly small scale accommodations (like farm stay which uses solar power, serves fresh organic products and employs locals) that can be considered green solutions even if they have not joined up with an ecolabel, yet…
To know more about bookdifferent.com watch this interview to Lonneke, CEO and Believer, as she defines herself: