Motel.com Now Offering Discount Rates on Environmentally Friendly Hotels

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Motel.com, a leading website for online booking hotels across the globe, announces discount rates on environmentally friendly hotels around the world. When travelers wish to practice the same sustainable and “green” philosophy that they live by while on the road, they can now search for great deals on US hotel rooms that have been given the “green” stamp of approval.

Green hotels are hotels that have been given the stamp of approval from the Green Hotels and Responsible Tourism Initiative. They are hotels that work faithfully to reduce waste and conserve resources such as water and electricity. These green practices range from organic or locally-made products in the bathrooms to improved and energy-efficient appliances throughout the hotel.

According to a recent whitepaper released by the Green Hotels and Responsible Tourism Initiative, “Around the world, water tables are falling, underground aquifers are being depleted, lakes are shrinking and wetlands are drying up. Water conservation is necessary in all areas of the world. It is estimated that up to 50% of the water that families used could be saved by implementing simple conservation methods. The savings in energy and sewage treatment costs would all add up. Several hotels have implemented water saving initiatives.” Initiatives such as these, and others that seek to conserve energy and waste, are what make green hotels stand apart from the rest.

Becoming a “green hotel” is an important step for any hotel chain to show their customers that they care about the environment and are vigilant of their environmental impact. These hotels are preferable for travelers who want to put their money where their green philosophy is, and this is why Motel.com, aside from offering great hotel discounts, has made finding a green hotel very convenient when planning for your next vacation.

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