Sustainable Tourism Gains Traction in Hotel Industry, Finds 2023 Philhost Forum
Travelers are increasingly favoring environment-friendly accommodations, prompting more hotels to adopt sustainable practices, according to experts at the 2023 Philippine Hospitality in Sustainable Tourism (Philhost) forum.
Liz Ortiguera, former Pacific Asia Travel Association chief, reported that sustainable tourism has become a key consideration for over 90% of Filipino travelers. This emerging trend has made sustainability a competitive advantage in the hospitality industry.
Ortiguera quoted the recent Economist Impact report and stressed the responsibility of hospitality leaders in incorporating sustainability in their businesses. “Hospitality industry leaders are the portal to the destination, and it’s their duty to properly introduce sustainable practices to both business and leisure travelers,” she said. Read More
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