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Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu has been accepted as a Gold Level GreenLeader into the new TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program, which helps travellers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the US. The Resort is Hawaii Island’s first and only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star hotel.
TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.
“We’re very happy to be recognized by TripAdvisor as an environmentally-friendly resort,” says Robert Whitfield, regional vice president and general manager of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. “Our comprehensive efforts from sustainable cuisine to eco-friendly bath amenities, recycling, and koa tree planting allow us to give back to this beautiful island every day.”
Travellers can now search for accommodations that have a GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.“TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 200 million travellers.”
The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program, the US Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme.