Participation in the TripAdvisor Green Leaders program is a great way to attract the growing numbers of travelers who are interested in environmentally-friendly practices - helping you to stand apart from competitors and spotlight your green practices.
How It Works?
Any verified property business representative located in the continental US, as well as Alaska and Hawaii can complete our survey and apply for the program. There are two levels of participation: TripAdvisor Green Leader and Green Partner.
TripAdvisor Green Leader: Industry-Leading properties
Properties that qualify as a TripAdvisor Green Leader will be awarded a badge on TripAdvisor, and their green practices will be showcased on their property page. TripAdvisor Green Leader status is granted on a yearly basis. Properties must reapply annually, to ensure that their TripAdvisor Green Leader recognition is current and accurate.
The TripAdvisor Green Leaders program has four tiers: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum.
TripAdvisor Green Partner: Environmentally Aware Properties
TripAdvisor Green Partners are properties that have all seven of the program's required green practices in place but which haven't yet reached TripAdvisor Green Leader score requirements. These properties will have their TripAdvisor Green Partner status shown in their amenities page.
The Green Practices survey The online Green Practices survey, which focuses on practices that lead to better environmental outcomes in the hospitality industry, consists of seven sections: a “required practices” section which all properties must meet in order to qualify for the program, and then six sections related to energy, water, waste, purchasing, site, and innovation and education. The survey focuses on practices which lead to better environmental outcomes in the hospitality industry.
To download the full set of survey questions, click here
To download a comprehensive guide to the survey, click here.
Program Partners & Advisors TripAdvisor developed the TripAdvisor Green Leaders program in partnership with a wide range of industry experts, including:
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® program
- The United Nations Environment Programme
- The U.S. Green Building Council
- The Cadmus Group