The demand for sustainable tourism is rising, as more and more people today value responsible practices during their travels. Due to this, the market is becoming less transparent and there is an increased need for authentic certified services. bookdifferent.com works together with renowned ecolabels towards achieving this. We are therefore proud to announce our partnership with “ibex fairstay”, the leading Swiss label for sustainability in the hospitality sector. ibex certifies hotels, hostels, guest houses and even hospitals all over Switzerland, with their main goal being to inspire all tourism businesses to implement sustainable practices.
Switzerland, with the Swiss Alps, is a country well-known for its unique environment. Working on preserving exactly this landscape, ibex fairstay has been certifying sustainable accommodations ever since their foundation in 1998. ibex fairstay believes that nothing else unites regionality, authenticity, nature, and preservation and celebration of cultural roots better than the hospitality sector. That is why, as of today, they have qualified nearly 70 residences all over Switzerland, ranging from 5-star hotels to hostels.
“The ibex fairstay ecolabel’s performance on our staygreencheck was a 79% match on all sustainability pillars. ibex fairstay has proven to be a very valuable partner that has developed a strong standard to lift the sustainable travel sector in Switzerland towards an exceptional level. Bookdifferent.com is therefore very proud to team up with ibex fairstay. It enables our customers interested in enjoying Swiss nature to make the right choice by booking accommodations that take their responsibility in this field.”, bookdifferent.com CEO, Lonneke de Kort, highlights.
“Following a clear vision of sustainability in Swiss hospitality for 20 years, our constant endeavor goes beyond the borders. The careful and thoughtful approach to travel should touch guests, accommodation, destinations and the travel industry alike, worldwide. With bookdifferent.com we found a transparent and ambitious partner to promote and present our ibex fairstay members to travelers who care.“ emphasizes Anita Gschwind, Head of Office ibex fairstay.
ibex fairstay is a customized and industry dedicated assessment solution. The label stands for independently tested quality for hotels, hostels, guest houses and hospitals and measures sustainability in the fields of management, economic efficiency, ecology, social awareness as well as for regional and cultural commitment. Combining all aspects of sustainability, ibex certifies accommodations according to the ISO Type I ecolabelling, making them an excellent and trustworthy source for consumers. In cooperation with ibex fairstay, bookdifferent.com is now able to provide our customers with the most sustainable residences in Switzerland.
bookdifferent.com is an innovative green travel data-organization and a hotel booking site with the mission of making it easier for everyone to travel more sustainably. How? By bringing together 14,000 certified hotels and having calculated the CO2 emissions of more than 2 million accommodations worldwide. bookdifferent.com has developed the staygreencheck score to provide a good insight on how the certified hotels perform on the four pillars of sustainability – management, fair & local, culture friendly, and nature & environment. The staygreencheck benchmark is based on Global Sustainable Tourism Council Hotel Standard supplied by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council GSTC and has been executed on all 32 eco labels bookdifferent.com cooperates with.
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