We Believe in the Power of Partnerships. Strategic partnerships and industry affiliations are fundamental to Green Key Global’s long-term success and credibility in the marketplace. Green Key Global is committed to building affiliations and partnerships that fit with our mandate to assist lodging facilities in building and marketing their sustainable day-to-day operations without compromising guest satisfaction.
Green Key Global Strategic Partners are leading companies, organizations and associations involved in a wide range of industry sectors and activities. Although these areas of activities may differ, they are all committed to furthering sustainability within their own operations as well as within the global lodging industry.
Benefits of Becoming a Partner
Partnering with Green Key Global provides Strategic Partners with the unique opportunity to create broad network of national and international contacts. In the process, Partners gain an opportunity to share their expertise, work closely with their lodging customers, acquire valuable insight into the latest industry developments and work with Green Key Global members to provide solutions to the industry's sustainability related challenges and priorities.
We encourage you to read about our Partners and visit their websites by clicking on their logos. If you are interesting in becoming a Green Key Strategic Partner please contact us for more information.
AAA/CAA has introduced the bold green ECO icon to its 2010 TourBook Guides, TripTik Travel Planner® and on AAA.com. Plus, on AAA.com, travelers can also show green properties first in their hotel search results. The Eco icon indicates lodgings that have been certified by well-established government and/or private eco-certification organizations. Green Key Global is proud to be recognized by AAA/CAA as one of these certification bodies. For more information on the ECO icon visit www.aaa.com/eco or www.aaa.biz/approved/eco.html.
Serving the US hospitality industry for nearly a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the US lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. AH&LA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the interests of hoteliers on the front line, behind the scenes, and on Capitol Hill. Click here for more information on the AH&LA – Green Key alliance.
The Canada Green Travel Directory allows travelers to select Canada's best green travel suppliers with confidence. It highlights destinations, hotels, lodges, activities, restaurants and other tourism suppliers that take real actions and adhere to sustainable tourism practices. Green ratings information is based on trusted certification organizations and on travelers’ reviews. With guidance from experts in the field of sustainability the Canada Green Travel Directory team evaluates and accepts listings based on recognized sustainability criteria. The Green Key Eco-Rating Program is proud to be recognized by CanadaGreenTravel.com as one of these certification organizations.
Founded in 1999, Cvent is the leading provider of web-based software for the $350 billion meetings and events industry. Cvent’s products include online event registration, event management, and the site selection and sourcing tool: the Cvent Supplier Network. The Cvent Supplier Network allows meeting planners to search for venues across the globe, send electronic Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and compare bids from suppliers to better manage their entire site selection process. As a Green Key partner, the Cvent Supplier Network will enable meeting planners to research, identify and do business with venues that maintain environmentally friendly standards.
EcoGreenHotel supports the hospitality industry by providing targeted solutions that solve sustainability opportunities from energy efficiency to online marketing and green hotel products.
EcoGreenHotel’s solutions are focused solely on the hospitality sector. EGH works as an owner’s agent with a vendor neutral and open book approach designed to focus on the bottom line and conservative returns on their investments.
EGH Solutions Include:
- Energy and Carbon Benchmarking
- Energy Efficiency Analysis
- Financial & Funding Assistance
- Strategy and Policy Development
- Project Management
- Green Team Training and Education
- Green Hotel Certification Support
EcoGreenHotel.com provides online resources, publications, editorials and tools for hotel owners, operators, employees and developers that are striving for sustainable operations. For properties that have reached certified levels of sustainability, EcoGreenHotel assists with online marketing solutions to communicate and position the properties within the growing “green” space and increase revenue.
EcoGreenHotelStore.com is an online marketplace that offers a broad range of eco-friendly and sustainable products that support environmental purchasing.
EcoTripper.com has pinpointed green hotels that are pioneering green travel practices. "Green travel", also known as responsible travel, sustainable travel, eco-tourism and geo-tourism, is completely redefining the travel industry. It is EcoTripper's goal to recognize and promote these green hotels, each striving toward the three main areas of sustainability-environmental protection, socio-cultural responsibility. Click here to have your hotel added to their Green Hotel Network.
EcoTripper.com donates up to 10% of it's proceeds to charitable green organizations.
EnergySage.com simplifies the shopping process for solar and other clean energy technologies by creating an informative, transparent marketplace for homeowners, businesses and non-profits. Our free suite of educational, analytical, and shopping tools – all in one convenient, easy to use website – help consumers determine suitable clean energy solutions and confidently proceed with installing solar, wind, geothermal or other technologies at their home, business or non-profit. Consumers can learn about clean technologies and their financial and environmental benefits; they can shop using our automated Marketplace, which provides a simple, transparent, empowering comparison-shopping experience; and they can share their knowledge and experience with others who are looking to make a similar switch to clean and renewable energy.
EnergySage.com helps manufacturers, installers, builders, financiers and other professionals by increasing consumer awareness, knowledge and demand for their services. By growing the market, we help the industry by driving sales and profits and reducing customer acquisition costs and sales cycle times. EnergySage: Learn. Shop. Share. www.energysage.com. EnergySage.com is operated by Distributed Energy Research & Solutions, Inc.
Expedia.com is the world's leading online travel site, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia.com (www.expedia.com, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide personalized service, the latest technology and the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, and services. Sustainable travel has been a part of Expedia.com’s business since 2006 when the company launched a consumer-facing carbon offset program with TerraPass. Expedia.com has grown sustainable travel offerings to include our Green Hotels program, World Heritage store and education on responsible travel. Expedia is pleased to have Green Key as part of the Green Hotels program.
The most comprehensive online directory of smoke-free lodging properties in the world. Combining a network of 100% smoke-free hotels with on-line booking technology and the Internet, FreshStay makes it easy for today's travelers to find the accommodations they desire and reserve them immediately. FreshStay's mission is to continually provide more smoke free hotel listings from lodging properties of all types including resorts, hotels, motels, inns, and B & B’s. Joining the FreshStay network leverages your commitment to better indoor air quality and guest satisfaction by maintaining your competitive edge so critical in the lodging industry. Are you one of the many who have made the business decision to be smoke-free? Visit us online to learn how together can ensure your guests Breathe Easy, Sleep Great™ during their next stay.
Green Lodging News is the lodging industry's leading environmental news publication. Found at www.greenlodgingnews.com, the publication consists of the website as well as a weekly email newsletter and weekly Green Supplier Spotlight e-blast. Founded in July 2006, Green Lodging News focuses on the latest news and trends and includes the following coverage categories: Energy Management, Waste Management, Lighting, Water Conservation, Heating & Cooling, Cleaning & Maintenance, Air Quality, Kitchen & Laundry, and Green Design. Green Lodging News also features a weekly column by Glenn Hasek, publisher and editor, and guest columns from the industry's leading experts on "green".
Hart of Green: “Smart Green Travel with Jerry Hart,” which is broadcast on Green 960 AM San Francisco, will help all of us go green as we learn tips to travel eco-consciously, see the planet we are working so hard to preserve, share ideas and gather ways on how to continue our green journey while at the same time learning to relax and enjoy every minute we have on this great big home we call Mother Earth. Green Key Global is a frequent guest on the show, sharing best practices in operations and marketing for sustainable hotels.
Jonview Canada: Receptive Specialist With Global Vision
As Canada's leading inbound tour operator, Jonview Canada has been serving the travel needs of the world’s largest international tour operators, travel agents and passengers for 30 years. Today more than 250,000 passengers from Europe, Latin America, Asia and the South Pacific annually enjoy our selection of products from across Canada – all supported by our dedicated, multi-lingual customer care services. As a subsidiary of the Transat family of travel companies, Jonview Canada is part of the nation’s largest hospitality group.
- An industry leader in providing à la carte products: hotels, transfers and sightseeing tours (for independent travellers)
- A proven specialist in customized group travel for business clients and special interest groups
- Custom itinerary and documentation services supporting tailored Canadian travel products
- All our products are bookable on-line through our Canada Connect Reservation System
Jonview Canada, Une Entreprise Experte Du Tourisme Réceptif, Tournée Sur Le Monde
Jonview Canada, le plus important voyagiste réceptif du Canada, comble les besoins en matière de tourisme des plus grands voyagistes internationaux, des agents de voyages et des voyageurs, depuis trente ans déjà. Aujourd'hui, plus de 250 000 passagers, venus d'Europe, d'Amérique latine, d'Asie et du Pacifique Sud, profitent chaque année d'une gamme de produits desservant tout le Canada – auxquels se consacre notre équipe multilingue du service à la clientèle. À titre de filiale du groupe d'entreprises de tourisme Transat, Jonview Canada fait partie du plus grand groupe de tourisme réceptif au pays.
- Chef de file du secteur, offrant des produits à la carte : hôtels, transferts et visites touristiques (pour les voyageurs indépendants);
- Expert éprouvé en matière de voyages en groupe à l'intention des clients professionnels et des groupes d'intérêt;
- Prestation de produits touristiques canadiens sur mesure grâce à une documentation relative aux services offerts et à des itinéraires personnalisés;
- Toutes les réservations de produits peuvent être effectuées par l'intermédiaire de notre système de réservation Canada Connect.
Live Green Toronto is a City of Toronto program that promotes and supports the greening of our city through programs, events, grants and a one-stop website with resources, tips and tools to help residents and businesses take action to reduce emissions, protect our climate and clean our air. For more information, visit www.livegreentoronto.ca
LRA Worldwide is a leading research and consulting company in the emerging discipline of Customer Experience Management (CEM). We work with our clients to help them design and deliver consistently exceptional customer experiences in order to drive customer satisfaction, loyalty and advocacy, and company growth and profitability. In LRA’s 25-year history, our evolution has been driven by our clients asking us one question – "How do we get better?" In response, we have built a range of performance measurement, research, training and consulting solutions to help them do so. Today we are the leading provider of quality assurance and mystery shopping evaluations for the global hospitality industry, conducting more than 12,000 inspections annually.
LRA is also the sales, marketing and operations partner for Green Key Global in the United States, and also performs all of the on-site verification inspections of Green Key members; for more information, visit www.lraworldwide.com.
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism markets Massachusetts as a leisure travel destination in domestic and international markets. MA GREEN was launched in 2010 to promote Massachusetts as a green destination and to encourage hotels and other travel businesses to adopt environmentally sound practices. MA GREEN recognizes several certification programs, including Green Key Eco-Rating (level 3 and higher). It also provides links from www.massvacation.com to hotels’ web content that detail their sustainable practices. Go to www.massvacation.com/MAGREENBusiness for program details and to find information on energy, water, and solid waste resources that are available to hotels. To access consumer green information, go to www.massvacation.com/MAGREEN.
Meetings + Incentive Travel is Canada's foremost leader in the development of magazines, directories, face-to-face and Industry Recognition for corporate, association, government and independent planners of meetings, conferences, expositions and incentive programs.
Our highly targeted products and services are designed to enhance the knowledge of qualified planning professionals from coast-to-coast and promote this vibrant industry. We develop and execute innovative, integrated turnkey marketing and communications programs utilizing traditional and non-traditional products and services.
Green Key Global has partnered with M+IT to promote the Green Key Eco-Rating program to the meetings and events industry. This partnership will promote the Green Key designation for environmentally conscious hotels in Canada in the Annual M+IT Buyers’ Guide and the Green Key designation for both Canadian and American hotels on the M+IT meetingscanada.com website.
Often with our hectic pace to increase business and profitability we lose site of our obligation to preserve our planet and quality of life for our children. We at Motel.Com appreciate the work that Green Key is promoting within the hospitality industry to make us all aware of avoiding waste of precious resources and encouraging conservation and responsible use of these resources. Motel.Com embraces Green Key’s efforts by offering our guest the opportunity to stay in a “Green Hotel”. For more information or to book a hotel visit www.motel.com.
ORHMA is dedicated to fostering a positive business climate for Ontario's hospitality industry, while providing value-added services to its members.
The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) is the largest provincial hospitality association in Canada. With over 4,000 members, representing more than 11,000 establishments across the province, the ORHMA is uniquely positioned to represent the issues that most impact your business.
ORHMA represents the industry's interests at both the Provincial and Municipal levels of government. Through our specialized in-house government relations experts, our provincial Board of Directors and our local Regional Boards, the Association provides pertinent and timely advice on industry-specific issues to politicians across the province.
The Association's dedicated and professional Membership Team provides ORHMA members with meaningful cost-saving programs and unique educational services. These resourceful programs not only improve the bottom line for our members, but also enhance their operating standards.
Ottawa Tourism provides destination marketing, strategic direction and leadership in cooperation with members and partners to service the travel media and attract visitors, tours and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region. As a not-for-profit, membership-based organization, with 350 tourism-related member businesses, its vision is to build recognition of Ottawa as an outstanding four-season tourism destination that offers a surprising blend of capital, culture, outdoor and relaxed urban experiences.
Will it be visiting Parliament Hill to see the Changing the Guard Ceremony, exploring one of the many national museums or year-round lively festivals and events, cycling along the Rideau Canal (Ontario’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site) or dining al fresco on a patio in the popular ByWard Market neighbourhood? For more ideas on what to do and where to stay, visit www.ottawatourism.ca the official Ottawa travel website and guide to Canada’s Capital Region. When booking hotels or packages, be sure to look for member properties affiliated with the Green Key Eco-Rating Program.
Public Works & Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
Accommodation Directory for Government Employees
The Government of Canada encourages employees to consider the environment when travelling on official government business. Through the PWGSC Accommodation Directory employees are encouraged to select lodgings bearing an eco-designation whenever possible. The directory provides them with the opportunity to search the database of listings by eco-designation in both Canada and the United States. The Green Key Eco-Rating Program is proud to be one of the programs recognized by PWGSC. For more information visit: rehelv-acrd.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx
Green power and carbon offsets can be an important part of earning your Green Key Eco-Rating, and now Green Key Global has partnered with leading green power provider Renewable Choice to offer these important environmental commodities to all Green Key members at a reduced price.
Renewable Choice has been instrumental in helping to reduce the environmental impact of hotels, motels, and resorts over its decade-long tenure. Hilton Hotels, Cambean Hospitality, Callaway Gardens Resort, Xanterra Parks & Resorts, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts are among the industry leaders who have purchased renewable energy or carbon offsets from Renewable Choice. Renewable Choice was also the first to develop the Green Your Event program, which allows conference organizers and meeting facilities like hotels to purchase offsets for event-specific purposes.
Renewable Choice’s clean energy offerings will help our members reduce their environmental impact while simultaneously advancing their Green Key efforts, and Green Key Global is excited to be partnering with this recognized leader in environmental impact mitigation.
For more information or pricing please visit renewablechoice.web5.hubspot.com/green-key-rating or email email@example.com and mention “Green Key discount”.
Sabre Holdings connects people with the world's greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. Sabre Holdings supports travelers, travel agents, corporations, government agencies and travel suppliers through its companies: Travelocity, Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Airline Solutions. Sabre also offers the Sabre Eco-Certified Hotel Program, an industry first program that provides clear and easy access to sustainable travel offerings throughout Sabre’s portfolio. The program addresses travelers’ growing desire for environmentally responsible accommodations and includes more than 4,700 hotels certified by globally-recognized certification programs.
The Sabre Eco-Certified Hotel Program builds upon Travelocity’s Green Hotel Directory, launched in 2009, and extends the program company-wide to recognize hotels that are certified as sustainable.
SignUp4, LLC is a pioneer and leading provider of strategic meetings management software, technology and services for the enterprise meetings and travel planner marketplace. Founded in 1999, the company has built a strong team of experienced software technology and meetings management experts driven by a single objective – to design, develop and deliver cost-effective meetings management solutions for corporate meeting planners, travel planners and events management agencies. SignUp4 recognizes Green Key certified hotels and meeting space within its meeting facility search function, allowing SignUp4 clients to search and filter for green properties.
Tourico Holidays is a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc., a worldwide travel distribution company. Tourico Holidays is a global wholesale travel provider with over 150 international distribution web sites and more than 17,000 merchant hotel agreements, operating in 23 languages in over 100 countries. As a supplier to over 4,300 tour operators and travel agents, Tourico Holidays operates and maintains global web sites and online interfaces that serve a large diversity of travel sellers. Tourico Holidays designates Green Key member properties in its database, providing “green” lodging options to its customers seeking sustainable hotel options.
Travelocity’s Travel for Good® program seeks to make the world a better place, one trip at a time through green travel and voluntourism. Travelocity has 1,000 hotels in its Green Directory and its carbon offset program has helped plant 23,000 trees. Plus, each quarter it awards three $5,000 voluntourism grants. Travelocity recognizes all Green Key members who have achieved a 3-Key rating or higher on its website.
The home of feel good holidays! The UK online travel company for financially protected, sustainable hotels, holidays and travel extras. Our hotels and holidays tread lightly on the planet and fairly contribute economically to communities and local suppliers. We offer a huge choice of the very best sustainable hotels and holidays. All available on our bookable website or if you prefer, you can speak to one of expert team. Feeling good about travel and doing some good along the way!
Wotif.com is a global online accommodation specialist, offering great rates across a broad range of accommodation in more than 55 countries.
Since our launch in March 2000, we’ve become the most popular way for business and leisure travellers in Australasia to book accommodation online. Every month, our site attracts 3.8 million visits and delivers more than 252,000 bookings.
Wotif.com has found in Green Key an ideal and reputable North American partner who can assure its customers that the hotels they have selected for their stay have put into place sound environmentally sustainable practices.
Suppliers in Canada and the USA will now be able to promote their Green Key certification credentials on our website, and our global customers will be able to search for green hotels in North America.