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Sustainable travel tips: Why you should choose eco-friendly hotels and what to look for when you're bookingopens in new window
When it comes to booking a hotel, it's not so easy being green. Here's how to find a room that benefits both the environment and the communities around it, writes Jessica Wynne Lockhart To limit global warming, the hotel industry needs to reduce its carbon emissions by a whopping 90 per cent per room by 2050, reports the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance. Yet, a 2022 Booking.com survey found that just over a quarter of Kiwis research properties' sustainability initiatives before they book. Worse, out of those who haven't stayed in a sustainable property in the past year, it's because 27 per cent "didn't even know they existed."
09
Aug
2022
www.nzherald.co.nz
Winter Pride is BACK – Your Guide to Queenstown’s Most Fabulous Event of the Yearopens in new window
As the snow-capped mountains of Queenstown begin to fill up with holidaymakers ready to shred the snow, there is one particularly special time of year for LGBTIQ+ travellers marked on the calendar; Winter Pride (26 August – 4 September). It’s the largest winter pride festival in the Southern Hemisphere celebrating love, diversity, community, visibility, safety and inclusion. For 61% of Kiwi rainbow travellers who, according to research by our mates at Booking.com, have experienced less-than-welcoming or uncomfortable, experiences when travelling, Winter Pride offers a safe space that celebrates who they are. So, we’ve rounded up the top events and places to stay, all Travel Proud certified, so guests can be sure to have a welcoming experience!
08
Aug
2022
capsulenz.com
Top Five Pride Events Around The World This Monthopens in new window
It may have been a month since the Northern Hemisphere’s official Pride month ended, but Pride can (and should) still be celebrated year-round. For half (50%) of Kiwi LQBTIQ+ travellers, being part of the rainbow community impacts the decisions we make when travelling, with 44% of us feeling that the destinations on our ‘bucket lists’ have been affected by being part of the community! Booking.com has pulled together a list of five pride-filled places to visit before the end of August where travellers will be able to celebrate and stay, arriving proudly as themselves. For added peace of mind, Booking has also included locations with a Travel Proud badge so guests can be assured their accommodation provider is LGBTIQ+ friendly and inclusive.
03
Aug
2022
gayexpress.co.nz
At the water’s edgeopens in new window
A family-friendly weekend in Taupō is fun for parents and kids alike. Perched on the hill just behind the main township sits a stunning 19th-century heritage building which takes you back in time to the Victorian era. It was this picturesque scene that jumped out at me when searching for accommodation on Booking.com. The hotel boasts five stars on the website so I knew we were in good hands, but I was still surprised to find out just how good those hands were.
01
Aug
2022
www.unomagazine.co.nz
Going to Sydney for a long weekend? opens in new window
Heading to Sydney for a long weekend? Thanks to Booking.com and its flexible cancellation policies, we have a hot list of where to stay, eat, drink and shop. Style director Louise Hilsz shares her favourite spots.
28
Jul
2022
www.beautyeq.co.nz