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  • Inn Laurel

    Inn at Laurel Point Earns Recognition

      Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, B.C. has been recognized with a Biosphere Sustainable certification from the Responsible Tourism Institute. This world-renowned credential for destinations and businesses guarantees the needs of travellers are cohesively met across environmental, economic, and socio-cultural arenas. The Responsible Tourism Institute’s ranking system also ensures that Biosphere Sustainable certification aligns with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Inn at Laurel Point, a leading B.C. carbon-neutral hotel since 2009, is now part of the global…

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  • Montréal

    Canadian City Ranks First Worldwide for Best Performing Hotels

    Montreal’s hotels are the best performing at a city level in terms of their carbon footprint. This is according to the 2020 Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (CHSB) index — the hotel industry’s largest annual benchmarking of energy, water and carbon. In contrast, Abu Dhabi ranked the highest among cities, with the average hotel emitting more than 250 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions per square metre. Overall, the average carbon footprint of a hotel stay is down 10 per cent since…

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