We were excited to win the Green Accommodation Award Initiative at the 2016 WYSE Global Youth Travel Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding performers within the international youth, student and educational travel industry and act as a benchmark for excellence within the sector. We were also finalists for the award in 2015 and 2017, meaning we are consistently recognised in the top 3 youth accommodation providers worldwide.
The Green Accommodation Initiative recognises accommodation providers with the most comprehensive environmentally sustainable programmes, caring for both customers and the environment. Runner up and an honourable mention were awarded to our sister Hostelling International (HI) National Associations, Swiss Youth Hostels and Netherlands’ Stayokay, which demonstrates the global commitment HI has to sustainable travel.
This award recognises our longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible tourism, and reflects some of the initiatives we've put in to place to maintain these values.