5 entities of Salt Lake Tourism obtained certifications on sustainability

Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017

indexIn order to make Utah tourism more environment friendly, the five entities that focus on its tourism industry have concurrently received sustainability certification lately.


The Salt Palace Convention Center, South Towne Exposition Center, Visit Salt Lake, Utah Food Services and PSAV have all been awarded APEX/ASTM Level 1 Certification. To note, this certification is part of a larger attempt to attain international sustainability certification and endorse the tourism industry of Utah along with its convention industry especially.


“It is no longer enough to say we’re green and offer that recycling bin,” expressed by Dan Hayes, general manager of South Towne Expo Center at the announcement of the certification at the Salt Palace Convention Center Tuesday.


In the Salt Lake City area, the convention industry is one of the biggest businesses. The financial impact of this sector is far-reaching, and causes to reduce the tax on individuals by $1,100 per year for residents statewide. This year, tourism industry has remained the topic of discussion because of the disappearance of the summer and winter Outdoor Retailer trade shows, which were organized in the capital city of the state for the last 22 years. Not just for money, those shows have proved to be a major blessing for the tourism and other business that has resulted from its presence.


To quote Beck, “the Outdoor Retailer shows, the summer and winter shows, represent just two of 56 citywide events. We have been and will continue to be more than OR.”


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