VANCOUVER — Coast Hotels Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of APA Hotel Canada, Inc., has joined UNESCO and Expedia Group in the global expansion of the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge. The brand and eight owned/managed hotels have committed to adhering to responsible environmental and cultural practices to make a difference in their communities.
The UNESCO Pledge promotes responsible practices such as environmental protection, community resilience and heritage conservation, with the goal of changing the nature and impact of global tourism. With 22 hotels already certified by Green Key Global with a Green Key Eco-Rating of two or more keys, Coast Hotels adds a further commitment to sustainability practices.
“Coast Hotels are nestled in magnificent mountain ranges and spectacular cities, in quaint towns and coastal retreats. We want to keep those places beautiful and be better stewards of the planet,” says Jin Sasaki, president of Coast Hotels. “An important factor in sustainable tourism is allowing the communities and cultures in which we operate to thrive. As part of this pledge, we commit to supporting our local communities through actions such as sourcing produce locally and hiring local people.”
In addition to the brand, the following hotels have completed the UNESCO Pledge:
- Coast Bastion Hotel, Nanaimo, B.C.
- Coast Chilliwack Hotel by APA, Chilliwack, B.C.
- Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA, Vancouver
- Coast Prince George Hotel by APA, Prince George, B.C.
- Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA, Victoria
- Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA, Edmonton
- Campus Tower Suite Hotel, Edmonton
- Tekarra Lodge, Jasper, Alta.