One of the things I have most enjoyed about being in the hospitality industry is making new friends. I am fortunate in that I have made many new industry friends since launching Green Lodging News in July 2006. One of those, I am happy to report, is Kit Cassingham. Kit runs the highly popular website http://www.environmentallyfriendlyhotels.com/. I learned today that the website just topped 3,500 hotels. If you run a green property and are not currently listed on Kit's site, get moving. The website is one of the most visited green travel sites in our industry and gets more traffic, I freely admit, than Green Lodging News.
The popular site allows a traveler to search for green places to stay by property name or location. Using the Advanced Search, one can check off green criteria to narrow one's search. Some of the criteria include: bulk soap and amenities, water conservation, guestroom recycling bins, and composting. The site makes it easy to submit new properties for consideration.
Kit's site links back to Green Lodging News. Ya gotta love that. Kit, congratulations on hitting the magic 3,500 number!