An industry-first, Sabre’s eco-certified hotel program addresses travelers’ growing desires for environmentally responsible accommodations by providing clear and easy access to sustainable hotels throughout Sabre’s portfolio.
Green Key, which is the world’s largest green hotel certification programs with more than 2,700 member hotels, provides Sabre with its list of Green Key member hotels who have earned a 3-Key Rating or higher for participation in the program and the Eco Certified designation. These hotels are then included in Sabre platforms, including:
• Sabre Red Workspace, where nearly 200,000 users can shop and book eco-certified hotels using current amenity search functionality that includes an easy-to-spot icon and a unique amenity code;
• Sabre’s Hotel RFP tool, where nearly 2,000 corporate and agency customers are able to specify eco-certified hotels during the RFP process;
• Travelocity Business, which designates eco-certified hotels to help agents and travelers shop and book participating hotels; and
• Travelocity, the only Online Travel Agency to flag green hotels directly in the main shopping path and provide a “search by” feature.
The Sabre Eco-Certified Hotel Program is a natural extension of the company’s leadership in sustainable travel; Travelocity, a Sabre subsidiary, has offered a Green Hotel Directory since 2009. Green Key has contributed to the directory since its inception.
“Green Key was one of the original partners in Travelocity’s Green Hotel program and we are pleased to have them as a partner for the expanded Sabre program,” explained Leilani Latimer, Director of Sustainability Initiatives for Sabre Holdings. “Green Key is well recognized in the industry and is engaged with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council to align their program with the GSTC criteria; the framework for our program.”
The Green Key Eco-Rating program ranks, certifies and inspects hotels based on their commitment to sustainable operations and practices. The program consists of a 160-question self-assessment that results in a ranking of 1-5 keys, as well as on-site inspections. In addition, members receive comprehensive performance reports, a membership plaque, access to exclusive member resources, listing on the greenkeyglobal.com website and exposure via Green Key’s network of marketing partners, including Travelocity and Sabre. In addition, Green Key is the preferred green certification partner of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA).
For more information on Green Key or to register your property now, visit greenkeyglobal.com, call +1.888.752.7061 or email info greenkeyglobal.com.
About Sabre Holdings: Sabre Holdings is a global travel technology company, serving the world’s largest industry – travel and tourism. We provide software to travel agencies, corporations, travelers, airlines, hotels, car, rail, cruise and tour operator companies through our four businesses: Sabre Airline Solutions, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Sabre Travel Network and Travelocity (including lastminute.com and Zuji).
By delivering innovative travel technology, we make the world a better place. Our innovative technology is used by more than a billion people around the world to plan, book and get to their destination at a time and price that's right for them. We work behind the scenes to make the world a better place, one journey at a time.
Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, Sabre has approximately 10,000 employees in 60 countries around the world. It has large development and customer care centers in the United States, Argentina, India, Philippines, Poland and Uruguay. Sabre has won numerous awards for being a top employer and corporate citizen in Argentina, Brazil, India, Mexico, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Sabre is privately owned by Texas Pacific Group (TPG) and Silver Lake Partners.
About Green Key Global
The Green Key Eco-Rating Program, administered by Green Key Global (GreenKeyGlobal.com), is the first of its kind to rank, certify and inspect hotels and resorts in North America based on their commitment to sustainable “green” operations. The program was originally developed for the Hotel Association of Canada by a leading environmental engineering firm. Designed specifically for hotel operations, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a comprehensive environmental self assessment that will allow each participating property to benefit on several fronts – cost savings, increased bookings from environmentally conscious consumers and meeting planners and responsible corporate citizenry. In the United States Green Key is a joint partnership between the Hotel Association of Canada and LRA Worldwide, Inc. (lraworldwide.com).