Please Do Not Disturb: How Hotels and Hotel Guests Can Protect the Environment
Nuremberg, April 12, 2012 — The international day of environmental action, Earth Day, brings the issue of environmental protection to the forefront each year on April 22 and encourages people to reflect on their ecological accountability. Hotels and hotel guests can also do their bit: hotel.info—the free, online hotel reservation service used by more than 210,000 hotels worldwide—has done some research and put together a number of interesting options to help protect the environment.
Hotels in the USA consume an average of 84.7 billion kWh electricity per year — enough to supply Washington D.C. with energy for ten years.* One way that guests can save electricity in a hotel is by unplugging tea kettles or hair dryers when they have finished with them, as these devices consume small amounts of energy even when they are switched off.
Make a Big Difference with Small Changes
Hotels can also achieve a lot by making small changes. For example, switching from normal light bulbs to energy-saving light bulbs reduces the energy consumption for lighting by up to 75%.
Environmental protection is even easier for hotel guests:
Pack your own toiletries, thereby avoiding plastic waste
Reduce the amount of time spent in the shower, thus saving water
Put the "Please do not disturb" sign on the room door if it is not absolutely essential for the room to be cleaned. This will save an average hotel 30 full hot tubs of water a month**
In order to increase the environmental awareness of both hotels and hotel guests, hotel.info is encouraging everyone to pull together for Earth Day 2012 to implement these measures and do their bit for the environment. More information with additional tips for environmental protection in the hotel and on the "Please do not disturb" campaign can be found at this link: http://www.hotel.info/en/blog/do-not-disturb-the-future-of-hotels-is-green
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www.hotel.info is a hotel reservation service for business and private customers offered free of charge. The service offers more than 210,000 hotels for electronic bookings around the world. Customers booking via hotel.info achieve significantly better prices in comparison with other booking channels. In addition, hotel.info shows all available room prices for each hotel, so that the customer can always select the cheapest or most suitable room price. All bookings via hotel.info are transferred simultaneously, securely and directly to the respective hotel’s computer. This guarantees the unique integration of each hotel’s own reservation system so-called CRS or PMS and hotel.de’s own reservation system myRES into the hotel.info unified user interface.
Using the experience of other hotel guests, customers seeking hotel rooms can base their decisions to book a room not only on the core information such as room price and hotel facilities, but also on the more than 2 million hotel evaluations and ratings submitted by hundreds of thousands of hotel guests from around the world. Compared with existing rating portals, hotel.info customers can rely on 100% genuine hotel ratings, since only customers who have booked and recently stayed in each hotel are asked for their opinion. hotel.info, the international brand of hotel.de AG, has been created in order to expand in markets in other countries. To acquire new customers and hotels abroad, offices in the UK (London), France (Paris), Spain (Barcelona), Italy (Rome), China (Shanghai) and Singapore have already been opened. The high percentage of international business travellers facilitates the Company's entry into new markets. The aim is to establish hotel.info as the leading online hotel reservation service for business as well as private customers.