Ownia Collection’s main goal is to make sustainable travel the norm and not the exception, that is why we take best practices so seriously.
In order to be a member hotel of Ownia Collection we have created a set of sustainability standards that each hotel must follow to be part of our collection. Having in mind the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) standards, we have created 12 pillars that rule our standards in order to become a more sustainable and effective community.
As proud members of the GSTC we are actively promoting sustainability as a common goal for travel and tourism.
The World Tourism Organization defines sustainable travel as the “management of all resources in such a way that economic, social, and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity, and life support systems.”
Now let’s talk about regenerative travel! This concept refers to the act of leaving a place better than it was before you arrived. For a journey to be truly regenerative, it must contribute to the well-being of the land, animals and humans of that place. The regenerative travel experience isn’t just about lowering your carbon footprint or buying local, it is about actively improving the social or environmental conditions of the place you’re visiting.
Now that you have some of the facts, for this and many reasons more, it is so important to support sustainable travel. It is in our hands to heal our planet, take care of it, and give something back to it since Earth gives us so much!
We know we all love to explore each and every single corner of the world. And when we travel we expect the destination to be clean, perfect, beautiful, healthy, and pristine. In order for you to keep enjoying these magical experiences, we need to change the way we travel. We need to support sustainable hotels that have so many efforts to support the local environment, community, and economy.
It’s all about balance and consciousness, and together, we can heal the world through travel!
Booking with us is completely guaranteed you’re booking your vacations at a genuinely sustainable hotel. With Ownia’s Stamp, it’s easier to identify at which step of their sustainable journey each hotel is.
At Ownia we base our sustainability criteria on 12 different pillars. Every hotel or resort in our collection is committed to each of these pillars focusing not only on not damaging the environment but on regenerating it.