COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Hoteliers in the capital of Denmark are letting their green flags fly as they emerge on the front lines of sustainability in the global hotel industry.
According to Danish hotel, restaurant and tourism trade association, HORESTA, 65% of Copenhagen’s hotel rooms, representing nearly half the city’s supply, have a globally recognized eco rating such as Green Key.
Head of HORESTA’s environment department, Mikal Holt Jensen, said these figures establish the city as an incontestable green tourism pioneer on a national, Scandinavian and international stage.
“Twenty-five percent of Danish hotels have an eco-label compared to 46% of Copenhagen hotels. It is mostly the bigger hotels that are green,” he said.
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