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April 25, 2013 – Travel Intentions Survey Shows Travelers Leaning Towards “Greener” Lodging Options

Since its launch 15 years ago, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program has watched the lodging industry gradually embrace and embed a culture of sustainability into its daily operations. This move towards greener practices is resonating with Canadian business and leisure travelers as noted by the Hotel Association of Canada in their annual Travel Intentions Survey released earlier this year.

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February 25, 2013 – The Green Standard: Greening a Hotel Company

The rising number of green hotel certifications can confuse the process of evaluating properties for their sustainability practices. In taking on that task for Carlson Rezidor Americas two years ago, Brenda Schultz, director of responsible business, vetted various programs for the company’s North American hotels, which include the Radisson and Park Plaza brands.

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November 27, 2012 – RCI® Joins Forces with Green Key Global for Second Annual RCI Green Awards

RCI®, the global leader in vacation exchange, today announced the opening of the application period for the second annual RCI Green Awards, which recognize affiliated resorts for their environmentally-friendly business practices. This year, RCI is working with Green Key Global, a leader in eco-certification, to assess and rate all resorts that participate in the awards program.

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November 13, 2012 – Four MGM Resorts International Properties Awarded Highest Green Key Meetings Rating

Green Key Global, the largest international certification body evaluating sustainable hotel operations, has awarded the prestigious “5 Green Keys” rating to four MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) properties for its Green Key Meetings Program, including Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and MGM Grand Las Vegas. The four MGM resorts are the first in the United States to receive “5 Green Keys” for meetings, and among an elite group of only six total in North America.

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