Hostelling International – New York Awarded Tripadvisor Greenleaders™ Status
05/01/2013

New York, New York – 4/22/13 – Hostelling International – New York today proudly announced it has been accepted as a GreenLeader, Silver level into the new TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program.

Online PR News – 01-May-2013 – Robbinsville, NJ – New York, New York – 4/22/13 – Hostelling International – New York today proudly announced it has been accepted as a GreenLeader, Silver level into the new TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.

“Hostelling International USA is proud of its sustainability efforts around the country thus far,” says HI-NYC General Manager George Finn. “I am very pleased to be recognized as a leader in the industry by TripAdvisor’s GreenLeader Initiative as we move to create a greener planet for all of its inhabitants now and in the future.”

Travelers can now search for accommodations that have a GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.

“TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 200 million travelers.”

The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.

About Hostelling International – USA
Hostelling International – USA is the American affiliate of the Hostelling International network of more than 4,000 hostels in over 80 countries, with nearly 60 hostels across the USA. As a national non-profit organization, they have been serving the needs of young travelers for more than 75 years. The Hostelling International-USA Mission: “To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling.”

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