ESPERIA GROUP joins forces with EXPEDIA to support UNESCO’S global initiative to elevate the sustainable practice of hotels and accommodation properties around the world and enhance traveler awareness of sustainable tourism.
As one of the leading hotel chains in Greece, ESPERIA GROUP is committed to the preservation of the environment, cultural heritage and local communities, where the company’s hotels operate.
The expansion of UNESCO’s pledge comes at a most critical time, the time that tourism face’s the aftermath of the global pandemic and the impact of the climate change. At this point, travelers’ environmental awareness and demand for sustainability practices in tourism progressively increase.
As Erensto Ottore R., UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture stated: “Tourism offers life-changing opportunities for communities to promote and protect their local culture. The Sustainable Travel Pledge is particularly timely as we work to build a new kind of tourism in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, by inviting local tourism stakeholders to commit to inclusive and sustainable measures. This collaboration with Expedia Group firmly places communities and promotion of culture at the heart of the development of sustainable tourism.”
The UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge promotes responsible practices, of properties that are committed to taking actions that will preserve and protect the environment, including detailing efforts to:
- Reduce single-use and other plastics
- Support local communities and culture
- Reduce waste
- Improve energy usage and efficiency, and
- Improve water conservation & management
Ιn ESPERIA GROUP, we are fully aware of the fact that our activity in the Hospitality Sector is substantially and closely interrelated with the natural, social, economic and cultural environment within which we operate and we are putting together solutions, practices and actions that lead to sustainable and responsible tourism.