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Sustainable Travel

Here at Sovereign Luxury Travel we’re always striving to improve our luxury hotel collection by championing  luxury green hotels that are committed to sustainability and responsible travel practises. This is as part of our ongoing company-wide current sustainability vision and policies.  

Sustainability is a journey (not a destination) 

Travel is an industry with many more obstacles than most, such as how we minimise carbon emissions through aviation and prevent overtourism of popular destinations. But it can also be a fantastic force for good, from supporting wildlife conservation efforts to being a major employer and contributor to local economies. 

While we are far from perfect, we have been making inroads, including instigating dialogues with all our handpicked hotel partners about their sustainability goals, as we develop a fair hotel evaluation process where we can assess tangible - and sometimes measurable - actions.  

Identifying Luxury Green Hotels

We’ve identified what we class as luxury ‘green’ hotels and resorts and, where appropriate, promote these over hotels that are not engaged in sustainability action.  

For us, our sustainability vision extends beyond the environmental factors - we also look at the positive social and community impact our hotels make. Naturally, some of our hotels and resorts are stronger in certain responsible travel areas than others, and so we share the reasons why we celebrate them as ‘luxury green hotels’.  

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What factors do we consider to be included as a ‘Luxury Green Hotel’?
 
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Environmental Protection

Off-the-beaten track destinations | Sustainable design and construction | Supporting, protecting and restoring local habitats and wildlife | Low impact activities 

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Procurement Management
Engaging local suppliers and developing mutually-beneficial partnerships | Food sourcing | Minimising and responsibly managing waste | Moving towards a circular economy  
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Beyond Carbon
Using renewable energy | Single-use plastic-free | Adopting energy efficient design and technologies | Localised supply chains | Carbon neutral | Independent awards and certification 
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Local Community & Social Integration
Employing local people | Contributing to the local economy | Supporting local charitable ventures | Community-owned or operated | Family-run 
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Staff Treatment
Fair living wages | Paid leave | Supporting learning and development | Respecting equality and diversity | Empowering staff | Growth & opportunities  

Some of our hotel and partners are roads ahead, already having won credible awards in this field, or boasting industry-specific certification that independently backs up their claims. 

View all luxury green hotels

Does any of our luxury green hotels collection catch your eye? Speak to one of our Personal Travel Planners today.

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