Kuala Lumpur, 12 October 2021 — Airbnb today launched the Airbnb Green Stays Awards in Malaysia, a new awards initiative recognising sustainable travel accommodation in the country. With interstate travel restrictions officially lifted and domestic travel set to resume, the Awards are part of Airbnb’s ongoing efforts to help rebuild tourism in a more sustainable and inclusive way, in line with the Government’s strategies in the recent 12th Malaysia Plan.
In collaboration with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the Ecotourism and Conservation Society Malaysia (ECOMY), the inaugural Awards aim to recognize and celebrate small, local tourism accommodation providers in Malaysia that incorporate sustainable practices into their operations, based on local sustainability criteria developed with guidance from both partners.
Airbnb, GSTC and ECOMY will form the judging panel for the inaugural Awards. Nominations will be scored across a range of criteria, including use of green products, waste management, energy conservation, water conservation and biodiversity conservation.Malaysian hospitality providers can now apply for the Awards from now until 24 October 2021 at airbnb.com/malaysiagreenstays. The Awards recipients will be announced in November this year.
All recipients of the Airbnb Green Stays Awards will be featured in Airbnb’s upcoming sustainable travel campaign, including a dedicated microsite promoting these Stays. Awardees will also have the opportunity to attend a tailored sustainability workshop and networking session with global experts, who will share best practices and localised inputs on how to further their sustainability practices in the long term.