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Submit your entry now for the Green Accommodation Initiative Award

22 July 2014
22 Jul 2014 -

This year’s Global Youth Travel Awards are set to be bigger and better than ever, with our exclusive sponsor Elseown dedicated website and a great venue for the awards ceremony at WYSTC in Dublin.


Through the Green Accommodation Initiative Award, STAY WYSE would like to recognise the organisation they feel are doing the most year on year to reduce their environmental impact and make “green travel” an important part of their operational activities and encourage others to follow suit.


Open to all providers of accommodation for young travellers.


STAY WYSEIn recent years, accommodation providers and travellers alike are becoming more concerned with the impact of travelling in both the physical and social environment and making a conscious effort to reduce this impact by making more eco-friendly choices. Please provide details of your efforts to adapt, convert or transform your accommodation to minimise its footprint.


The following factors will be taken into account when selecting the winner:

  • Current initiatives your organisation has in place in efforts to reduce energy consumption and improve sustainability in 2013-14 (energy efficient lighting, key card activated lighting, solar hot water, recycling, etc)
  • The savings and benefits made by incorporating these initiatives
  • Official company energy policy
  • Official company green policy

How to enter

To enter you will need to submit a one-page summary of your Green Initiative with reference to the criteria set out above.

Entry deadline

Friday, 15 August 2014 at midnight CET.

Previous winners

The winner 2013 of this award was Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel for its integrated Energy, Environmental and Green policy.

Click here to see the winners from earlier years.