Not only is sustainability important from an environmental perspective, but it’s also a growing trend in the travel industry. According to studies done by Booking.com and Expedia, about 80% of people consider the values of a property to be a factor in their booking decision.
When booking, travelers are beginning to research whether properties are using green cleaning products, reducing single-use plastic, and using energy-efficient appliances and lighting.
And sustainability is not just a trend; it’s a critical aspect of our future, and now is the time for short-term rental hosts to begin embracing the concept of becoming more sustainable.
But we all know hosts generally don’t have much time to spare or funds for upgrades.
So, what can short-term rental hosts do to become more sustainable without investing a lot of time and money?
Vanessa de Souza Lage is the Founder & CEO of Sustonica, the 1st sustainability recognition specifically for short-term rentals. With their standard for vacation homes based on 7 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Sustonica is committed to helping you prove to travelers, owners, employees, and investors that you’re committed to environmental sustainability.
Today on “Get Paid For Your Pad,” Vanessa joins me to share some easy steps STR hosts can take to make their properties more eco-friendly.
She’ll share how you can become a more sustainably focused host in just 15 minutes without emptying your wallet.
We discuss the 40 points outlined by Sustonica, which you can use to make your propertie(s) more environmentally friendly, along with some technological solutions available to help guests track their energy usage while staying at your property.
Listen in to learn how you can stand out from the competition and attract environmentally conscious travelers by highlighting your commitment to sustainability on your website while having a real impact on the environment.
- The importance of sustainability in the short-term rental industry.
- Detailed strategies and cost-effective ways hosts can become more sustainable
- The role of hosts in educating their guests on sustainability
- How to qualify for the badges Sustonica offers for meeting sustainability criteria
- The proven marketing benefits of embracing sustainability for short-term rental hosts
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