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Visit Bend’s New Tourism Marketing Approach
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Visit Bend’s New Tourism Marketing Approach

BEND, ORE.—Leave-No-Trace practices. Sustainable tourism. A focus on community. For two years, Visit Bend has been weaving these values into everything from television campaigns to social media posts, and on Friday, April 5, the Board of Directors voted to make them an official part of the organization’s mission. “Seven years ago, Visit Bend’s strategies centered around...

Legacy Vacation Resorts Becomes First B Corp. Certified Multi-State Hospitality Company
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Legacy Vacation Resorts Becomes First B Corp. Certified Multi-State Hospitality Company

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.—Florida-based Legacy Vacation Resorts (LVR) has officially achieved Certified B Corporation Status, becoming the first multi-state hotel and vacation ownership company in the country to secure the prestigious designation. Administered by the nonprofit, B Lab, Certified B Corporations are businesses that voluntarily meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability...

Cost-Effective Window, Patio Door Soundproofing Solutions That Do Not Require Major Renovation
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Cost-Effective Window, Patio Door Soundproofing Solutions That Do Not Require Major Renovation

NATIONAL REPORT—With peak travel season approaching for hotels, motels and inns, noise levels will also peak—due to the increase in street traffic/night life, aircraft roar, train/ship horn blare, and late-night pool parties—just as guests pay top dollar for the experience. No matter how beautiful the surroundings or convenient the location, the constant noise can fray...

Sixth Annual ‘Fish to Fork’ Culinary Weekend Returns to Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
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Sixth Annual ‘Fish to Fork’ Culinary Weekend Returns to Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.—Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort announced the dates for its sixth annual “Fish to Fork” culinary weekend, May 9 to 12, 2019. This year’s event celebrates Mother’s Day weekend with an all-female chef lineup. The resort will welcome visitors for a one of a kind “dock-to-dish” experience where they can unleash their inner foodie....

Hotels, Green Spa Network Line Up Activities for Earth Day
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Hotels, Green Spa Network Line Up Activities for Earth Day

NATIONAL REPORT—The 49th Earth Day, to be held on Monday, April 22, is prime time for green hotels around the planet to shine a light on their sustainability programs. The following hotels and one green organization have announced plans for activities and special promotions. If your property has activities planned for Earth Day, Earth Week...

Frangipani Beach Resort Goes Green with 370-Kilowatt Solar System
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Frangipani Beach Resort Goes Green with 370-Kilowatt Solar System

ANGUILLA, BRITISH WEST INDIES—Anguilla’s Frangipani Beach Resort has announced the completion of a large-scale sustainable energy project to generate clean, reliable power to the hotel. The new solar panels system is projected to power 70 percent of the resort. Featuring 800 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, the 370 kilowatts (KWh) solar installation will offset a portion...

Creative Alternatives to Plastic Water Bottles Emerging for Hospitality
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Creative Alternatives to Plastic Water Bottles Emerging for Hospitality

Boxed Water is Better NATIONAL REPORT—With all the attention given to plastic straws, stirrer sticks and cutlery over the past year, not enough attention has been given to plastic water bottle alternatives. Green Lodging News has reported on water filtration systems and glass bottle delivery of that water within the hotel. That approach is a...

AHLA Launches Campaign Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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AHLA Launches Campaign Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this month, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) is launching a month-long campaign along with member companies and national partners to raise public awareness about sexual assault and reaffirm the hotel industry’s commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all employees and guests. AHLA’s...

Expedia: Travel to U.S. National Parks Booming
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Expedia: Travel to U.S. National Parks Booming

Yellowstone National Park BELLEVUE, WASH.—As the average person checks their phone 110 times per day, it’s no surprise that there’s a need to recharge and go off the grid, and a likely reason why wellness tourism is on the rise. Combined with people’s increased awareness of the growing threats to our natural resources and interest...