With global warming gradually becoming a hotter topic – pardon the pun – focus is intensifying on the impacts and responsibilities of specific industries. Travel and the role that accommodations play are understandably under particular scrutiny. As a result, travellers are seeking ways to identify sustainable options. Hosts also wish to make better choices and be highlighted as such. Rises in energy/operational costs for property managers and owners – and in some cases charges passed on to guests – provide further motivation. So, how sustainable are short-term rentals? Do sustainable listing badges increase short-term rental occupancy?
As guests . . .