Hot.co.uk: the first hotel reservation “application” that systematically offsets the carbon footprint for all reservations
Recent studies show that between 10kg to 102kg of Green House Emissions are emitted, per room, per night, during a hotel stay.
The Mobile hotel reservation application Hot.co.uk systematically offsets 100 kg of CO2 for each night booked through the service, at no additional cost to the Customer.
Hot.co.uk’s automatic offsetting solution is the first of its kind in the hotel reservation sector. No other hotel reservations operator, from the biggest to the smallest, both nationally and internationally, is offering an automatic carbon offsetting solution for the entire duration of a hotel stay.
Madrid, January 28, 2013 - Hot.co.uk, an application for booking hotel rooms at the last minute, has become the first application to offset the carbon footprint of hotel nights. Last year Hot.co.uk had over 80,000 downloads for their booking application.
Today Hot.co.uk has signed an exclusive agreement with Allcot, whereby Hot.co.uk pledges to purchase from Allcot 100 kg of CO2 offsets per hotel night booked through their application. Hot.co.uk will purchase the emission carbon allowances through Allcot who in turn will “retire” the equivalent amount from the carbon market, effectively removing Hot.co.uk’s emissions from our atmosphere.
Furthermore, Allcot will certify that Hot.co.uk is delivering on its commitment to eliminate the carbon footprint of its customers.
Recent studies indicate that the amount of carbon emissions emitted per hotel room is between 10 kg and 102 kg1 per night, depending on the weather, hotel location, the room, the size of the hotel, etc. Consequently, the 100 kg of emissions that will be offset for each room booked through Hot.co.uk will cover, in most cases, not only the room, but the other correlated emissions which are emitted by the guest the hotel stay.
This initiative elevates Hot.co.uk to the forefront of travel companies committed to the environment. With the elimination of the carbon footprint, the trip of those who book a room through Hot.co.uk will be a good deal more environmentally friendly.
It is important to mention that Hot.co.uk is not applying any surcharge to its clients during the booking process for the offsetting, thereby allowing their clients to continue enjoying their usual discounts of up to 50% on the price of hotel rooms.
Hot.co.uk is pioneering a novel approach in the hotel reservation sector both. No other hotel reservations operator, both nationally and internationally, is offering automatic emission reduction services for the entire duration of a hotel stay that not only cover the room emissions, but also the supplementary emissions that result from the stay at the hotel.
Alexis Leroy, Allcot founder and CEO, explains: “For tourists, becoming carbon neutral involves calculating their carbon footprint, the approximate amount of carbon dioxide produced on flights, ground travel or when fossil fuels are utilized, these are offset by buying emission allowances (allocating funds toward projects that have invested into emission reducing technologies).”
For Conor O’Connor, founder and CEO of Hot.co.uk, this venture “gives even more value to the Hot.co.uk services because the traveller will not only save money on the room reservation, but will also eliminate their carbon footprint, making their trip more sustainable and environmentally friendly.”
Hot.co.uk is an application for iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones that allows the user to book hotel rooms at the “last minute”. The application offers a small variety of hotels with discounts up to 50% on the best rate of the day on any given day.
The aim of Hot.co.uk is to allow users to locate a hotel room in a city of their choice at a reduced rate for same day booking. Subsequently, Hot.co.uk is able to provide citywide results for the best prices at all times.
When it comes to hotels, Hot.co.uk is able to offer real time reservations on any available rooms at any time of day. As a real time application Hot.co.uk’s application can therefore provide the most competitive prices for immediate booking.
Hot.co.uk is a Spanish company at the leading edge of hotel reservation sector with its unique ability to procure hotel reservation bookings through mobile applications.
Link to download from Itunes http://hot.es/ios
Link for download from Google Play http://hot.es/android
Link for download from Blackberry http://hot.es/bb
Allcot develops, manages and trades in all sectors related with climate mitigation, focusing on sustainable development through energy trading and building successful partnerships with companies who value the environment.
Solutions offered by Allcot are customized and designed to improve business operations at all levels, from operation development to carbon portfolio management, covering all needs of today’s climate conscious entities.
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Newsline Gabinete de Prensa y Comunicación
Contact at Hot:
Director of Marketing and Communication
Contact at Allcot:
Director of Marketing and Communication