Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Green Lodging Programs provide options for smaller meeting venues

Although often overlooked for city-wide events, smaller meetings and conferences are a market that can be attracted to the green meeting destination. These groups do not look to fill congress centres, but can take advantage of space available at smaller hotels and boutique properties.

So where can a meeting planner find these types of small-scale venues?

Both Fairmont and Kimpton hotels are positioning themselves as 'green meeting' chain, creating company-wide policies for environmental practices that are being rolled at many of their properties. By in large, however, few hotel chains are able to respond as a company to requests for green venues in a number of cities.

State green lodging programs can be a useful source of this information in the United States, and include:
In addition, the following certification and eco-labelling schemes can be helping in locating hotel venues that meet environmental

Information on larger green conference venues can be found here.

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