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Travelzoo Publishes Eco-Certified Hotel Deals for Earth Day's 40th Anniversary
New Yorkd (PRNewswire-FirstCall/WorldTourismNews) - Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO) , a global Internet media company, today published a collection of outstanding eco-certified hotel deals in honor of Earth Day's 40th anniversary. In a national survey, Travelzoo® found 91 percent of travelers prefer to stay at an eco-certified hotel given price and amenities are comparable to a non-certified hotel.
In response to the survey findings, Travelzoo's Earth Day hotel deals page at https://www.travelzoo.com/green features offers from only LEED-certified hotels (the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). All deals are researched and test-booked by Travelzoo staff.
"While our eco-travel survey reports more travelers are becoming environmentally-conscious, the survey also reveals 22 percent of travelers do not stay at green hotels due to the cumbersome process of researching hoteliers' eco-practices," said Gabe Saglie, senior editor at Travelzoo. "An additional 22 percent said it is difficult to find green hotels within their budgets. In response to the survey results, our global team of deal experts published a list of Travelzoo test-booked hotel deals from LEED-certified properties."
Travelzoo and LEED hold hotels to the highest quality standards by each using a comprehensive verification process. Travelzoo deal experts source, independently research, test-book, and select offers professionally to confirm their true value for consumers. LEED evaluates hotels for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality to ensure a whole-building approach to sustainability. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification for environmentally responsible hotels.
Travelzoo conducted a national survey to provide deeper insight into consumers' eco-travel preferences. In addition to 91 percent of consumers interested in staying at LEED-certified hotels, 50 percent of consumers said their financial situations will not allow them to spend more money on a LEED-certified hotel. Travelzoo's Earth Day hotel deals page enables consumers to book a green-certified hotel without spending too much green.
The Travelzoo survey was conducted among 1,000 nationally representative Americans ages 18+. The interviews were conducted online by Redshift Research between February 5 and February 10, 2010, using e-mail invitation and an online questionnaire. Quotas were set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the total U.S. population aged 19 or over. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. In this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the U.S.
Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 18 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 20 offices worldwide, Travelzoo® publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel and entertainment companies. Travelzoo's deal experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value. In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.
The U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org) is the nation's leading non-profit organization composed of corporations, builders, universities, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations working together to transform the way buildings are designed, built and operated. Green buildings are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Since its founding in 1993, the Council has grown to more than 10,500 member companies and organizations.
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