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Coast Hotels signs UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

The Coast Hotels brand and eight owned/managed hotels have committed to protecting the environment, local cultures and the communities that depend on travel to thrive.

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Coast Hotels Limited has joined UNESCO and Expedia Group in the global expansion of the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge. The UNESCO pledge promotes responsible practices such as environmental protection, community resilience and heritage conservation, to change 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,” said 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.” 

Coast Hotels’ current eco-friendly hotel practices include recycling, composting, sourcing sustainable and local foods, using bio-degradable cleaning supplies, energy-efficient lighting and more. 

In addition to the brand, the following individual 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, B.C.
  • Coast Prince George Hotel by APA, Prince George, B.C.
  • Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA, Victoria, B.C.
  • Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA, Edmonton, Alta.
  • Campus Tower Suite Hotel, Edmonton, Alta.
  • Tekarra Lodge, Jasper, Alta.