chris warren's blog

Is the knowledge gap too wide for innovative sustainable tourist accommodation?

Bridge the knowledge gap with focused game changing research and development

There is currently insufficient research to assist us innovate tourist accommodation to become a low carbon sector that also uses water sustainably. After reviewing 110 academic resource-saving studies we found significant research gaps that leave us still unclear how accommodation can make deep game changing savings.

Don't just reach for the renewable source

Solar energy is renewable for as long as the panels last

Jeremy Smith has raised important points on tourism’s slow steps towards renewable energy in his article, our challenge though requires much more progressive steps if we are to meet the Paris Agreement goals. He raises the important point that tourism fails to match other industry sectors in making a commitment to renewable energy.

Being Green does make you a better business – our customers say so!

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I do not write this as self-promotion but to make a point by using my small business as an example. Crystal Creek Meadows has just won the global coveted Green Hotelier Award (highly commended Asia Pacific) for Best in Green and Responsible Tourism 2017, while at the same time recognised as a Green Leader by Ecotourism Australia and achieving two service excellence awards by global leading online travel agents – all in this season.

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