Despite the economic slowdown there is a growing demand among travellers for hotels to be more green in their approach, according to a recent study by Samsung Electronics.
The company surveyed 5,000 consumers and found that 65 per cent of respondents believe all hotels should install
low flow toilets designed to save water, and 48 per cent say hotels
should use more efficient electrical appliances such as flatscreen
energy efficient TVs. In addition nearly a third (29 per cent) said
they would choose a known “eco-friendly” hotel if it was offered by a
“popular online booking system”.
The survey also found that over two thirds are as conscious or more conscious of the
impact they have on the environment when staying in a hotel, compared
with behaviour at home. Nearly nine out of ten guests switch off the
lights when leaving their hotel room, while nearly two thirds (63 per
cent) reuse towels more than once.
Samsung recently worked with eco-friendly boutique property D-Hotel in Belgium to provide energy efficient LCD TVs in guest rooms.
Report by Mark Caswell