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info kendall college releases forecast on 2014 hospitality trends

62% of travelers expect to have some type of environmental program in place

84% do not see these practices as having a negative impact on comfort or luxury.

Source:  “Top 5 trends in Hospitaltiy for 2014” Oct-2013 by Kendall College

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Travel site TripAdvisor and the American Hotel & Lodging Association said Wednesday they’re teaming to seek more eco-friendly practices in the hospitality industry.

The association says it has now integrated the minimum eco-friendly requirements of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program into its own Green Guidelines for hotels.

Newton, Mass.-based TripAdvisor (Nasdaq: TRIP) says its program is “fundamentally changing the way travelers discover and experience eco-friendly accommodations in the U.S.”

Joining the program requires hotels to meet seven minimum requirements and complete a survey on its eco-friendly practices. The program has gained more than 2,000 participating properties since launching in April, TripAdvisor said. Hotels that take part get a special badge next to their listing on the TripAdvisor site.

Founded in 2000, TripAdvisor publishes user-generated reviews of hotels and other travel-related properties, coupled with travel search functions like booking for hotels, flights and rental cars. TripAdvisor became ranked the world’s largest travel-related website based on visitors in June 2010, as ranked by comScore, and has 200 million unique monthly visitors, according to Google Analytics.

Read more: TripAdvisor’s upward journey: A Q&A with CEO Stephen Kaufer

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Para el 31 de diciembre del 2018 en edificios públicos nuevos o rehabilitados y para el 31 de diciembre de 2020 en el resto de edificios nuevos o rehabilitados el consumo energético deberá ser casi nulo.

Fuente: Directiva europea 2010/31. Parlamento europeo relativa a la eficiencia energética