Submissions open for STAY WYSE Green Initiative Award

In recent years, accommodation providers and travellers alike are becoming more concerned with the impact of travelling in both the physical and social environment and making a conscious effort to reduce this impact by making more eco-friendly choices.

Stay WYSE GreenThrough the Green Initiative Award, STAY WYSE would like to recognize the organisation they feel is doing the most year on year to reduce their environmental impact and make “green travel” an important part of their operational activities and encourage others to follow suit.

Judging criteria may include:

  • current initiatives your organization has in place in efforts to reduce energy consumption and improve sustainability in 2013 (energy efficient lighting, key card activated lighting, solar hot water, recycling, etc)
  • the savings and benefits made by incorporating these initiatives
  • official company energy policy
  • official company green policy

Closing Date: August 30th, 2013

Please click here to submit your nomination and to upload any supporting documentation.

The STAY WYSE Green Initiative Award is part of the Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTA), which formally recognise outstanding performers in several fields of international youth travel and reward WYSE Travel Confederation members who contribute so much to our industry and our community.

Prizes will be awarded at the Global Youth Travel Awards Ceremony during World Youth & Student Travel Conference at the WYSTC Farewell Reception on Friday, 20 September 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

Last year’s winner of this award was Habitat HQ.


Habitat HQ demonstrated to have ambitious long-term green and sustainability policies. Their Green Committee meets on a regular basis to further their efforts and produce new strategies. This made a clear impact on Habitat’s achievements.