Benchmarks

Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index (CHSB)

CHSB is the hotel industry’s central source for credible benchmarks on energy, water and carbon according to industry-specific segmentation and metrics globally. CHSB is a project made possible with support from global hotel companies such as Marriott, IHG, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, Host Hotels, Wyndham and Hyatt, publishing a free annual data set through the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research. Participation is open to all hotels and companies with a cost-effective solution to receiving confidential benchmarks, carbon footprints, and data validity testing. The 2017 CHSB index included over 8,000 properties and 296 geographies And nearly doubles in size every year. Read more…

Green Lodging Trends Report

The Green Lodging Trends Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and benchmark sustainable best practices across hotels worldwide. Updated annually, the Green Lodging Trends Report gives every hotel in the world a free opportunity to benchmark best practices, helps discover innovative hotel efforts that should be recognized and can benefit peers, and shows what’s trending over time. Read more…

Green Venue Report

The Green Venue Report is an industry-wide initiative to provide benchmarking data, catalyze best practice, and stimulate competition around global convention & exhibition center sustainability. The annual exercise gives insight and content to best practices, with real data showing trends across the facets of event and venue sustainability. We encourage all venues to participate in the survey regardless of where they may be on their “sustainability journey.” Read more…

Hotel Footprinting Tool

The Hotel Footprinting Tool allows you to search the range of carbon emissions and energy usage among hotels around the world. We use real data supplied by the industry’s global benchmarking index, aggregated to show the distribution of footprints in particular geographical locations. You can use location-specific data in two ways: Hoteliers can find benchmarks for carbon and energy performance; and the travel industry can use the footprinting function to easily calculate the carbon footprint of hotel stays across multiple destinations according to the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) methodology; perfect for corporate reporting of scope 3 business travel and calculating amounts for carbon offsetting. Read more…

Hotel Owners for Tomorrow

Hotel Owners for Tomorrow (HOT) is a coalition rallying owners across the world to demonstrate their commitment to helping the planet and its people. HOT is simple: hotel owners commit to 5 basic actions. There is no cost to commit, and the 5 actions do not require a financial commitment. We build a coalition of hotel brands, management companies, industry bodies, and other supporters in hotel development to help the owners carry out the commitments. Read more…

WTTC ESG Trends & Guidance

On behalf of the World Travel & Tourism Council, this biennial publication tracks the Travel & Tourism’s progress in sustainability reporting, providing insight into trends for company-level sustainability reporting and ESG analysis, and offering guidance for travel and tourism businesses to begin or improve their reporting efforts. Read more…

UNWTO Benchmarking Methodology for Sustainable Cruise Tourism Development in South-East Asia

Benchmarking Methodology for the Development of Sustainable Cruise Tourism in South-East Asia is a UNWTO publication, prepared in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Tourism Exchange Center (APTEC), as a continuation of its work to develop sustainable cruise tourism destinations strategies. This data-driven collaboration encourages information exchanges related to sustainable cruise tourism in South-East Asia, with a methodology for policymakers and stakeholders to evaluate the impacts of cruise tourism at the destination level. The methodology enables destinations to benchmark their progress compared to that of their neighbors and, ultimately, enhance their regional collaboration.  Read more…