Carbon Trust helps TripAdvisor provide boost to green hotels


The world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor, has extended its GreenLeaders programme into 19 European markets.  The scheme, which helps travellers to make greener choices through selecting hotels that have adopted environmentally sustainable practices, was previously only available in the United States.

The European programme was developed in consultation with the Carbon Trust, the UK Green Building Council, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the International Tourism Partnership. Properties are tiered with Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum awards, with this award shown prominently on the property’s listing on TripAdvisor.