If there is a takeaway from the pandemic is that travelers now have an increased awareness of sustainability and are looking for more environmentally friendly travel options. Consider the facts: 83% of global travelers think sustainable travel is vital, 81% would like to stay at sustainable hotels, and more than 50% of travelers want to have the option to offset the carbon footprint of their trips
Wayaj is a global leader in providing innovative and effective solutions to the hospitality industry to reduce its impact on the environment, and foster sustainable communities. With over 470 hotel members in 109 countries, we deliver the resources, tools and expertise to empower the accommodations sector and travelers to make more informed choices to support sustainability. We are the originators of the IMPPACT (Imperative Metamorphosis to Preserve our Planet and Communities for Tomorrow) Program, featuring our ground-breaking Carbon Footprint Calculating Engine (CFC Engine TM) and Sustainable Actions (SAs) module, Hotel Sustainability Ratings tool, and Alight.travel, the dynamic new booking website offering carbon offset opportunities to guests at checkout. Alight is purpose-built to have a positive impact on travel and ignite change by connecting sustainability-minded travelers with trusted hotels and travel ideas worldwide.
Nelly Gedeon - Founder and CEO, Wayaj
Logan Cohen, Director of Sustainability, Wayaj
Nerdin St. Rose, Marketing Director, Wayaj
Brian Dass, Chief Technology, Wayaj
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) manages the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standards for sustainable travel and tourism; as well as acts as the international accreditation body for sustainable tourism certification. GSTC offers its members exclusive webinars on a regular basis. www.gstcouncil.org