31 Aug '11, 3pm

Hotel Giants Unite to Develop Carbon Footprint Standards

Hotel Giants Unite to Develop Carbon Footprint Standards

Many hotel companies have been measuring their carbon footprints for years, but the metrics and methodologies they use are all over the map. One hotel may report its total carbon footprint, for example, while another may only divulge the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced per square meter. All of this creates confusion and makes it difficult to separate the leaders from laggards. A group of heavy-hitting hotel chains are joining forces to bring some clarity to the marketplace. Fairmont, Hyatt, MGM, Hilton and Marriott are among a dozen hotel giants that will together work toward a single methodology for measuring and communicating greenhouse gas inventories. The companies aim to have the standard available next year for the RFP season. The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) are also collaborating with the newly fo...

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