Become a StayGreen Hotel in 2012
Eco-conscious meeting and leisure travelers are putting their dollars, Euros and yen toward travel-related businesses that focus on sustainability. Make sure you are on their radar.
Put your property
front and center
for travelers searching for green accommodations in Illinois
IHLA encourages you to become a StayGreen hotel in 2012. It's good for the earth and good for your business.
Launched by IHLA to acknowledge hotels that proactively use eco-friendly products and services to reduce their impact on the environment, IHLA StayGreen hotels can achieve recognition for:
Recycling and Waste Minimization
It's easy! Find out everything you need to know about joining the searchable list of Illinois' StayGreen hotels.
According to the World Tourism Organization, ecotourism is the fastest growing market in the tourism industry, growing at a rate of 5% worldwide and representing over 11% of all consumer spending. More than two-thirds of U.S. travelers consider active protection of the environment and support of local communities to be part of a hotelâ€™s responsibility.
J.D. Power and Associates' 2009 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study surveyed more than 66,000 guests who stayed in North American hotels between May of 2008 and June of 2009. The survey found that guests' awareness of their hotel's green programs increased significantly in 2009. Sixty-six percent of guests said they were aware of their hotel's conservation efforts, up from 57 percent the previous year.