The Sustainable Development Week is a good opportunity to reflect on the daily actions that would make seasonal rentals more eco-friendly. Especially as 87%* of travelers want to opt for environmentally friendly rentals!
ACCOMPANY THE TRAVELLER
During the holidays, the travellers can sometimes lose good habits.
Help them stay on track by providing them with the necessary equipment for sorting waste : bins and sorting instructions.
And don’t hesitate to make them aware of daily actions :
turn off electrical appliances and lights
limit heating (especially in bedrooms)
wash at 30 degrees
Your eco-friendly commitment, through the products you provide, will be appreciate by your travellers :
organic or natural shampoo and shower gel, ideally in a dispenser that you fill every week
organic or natural dishwashing liquid and household products
And finally, display your commitment via :
a selection of local craftsmen and merchants to offer responsible consumption
a list of nature sites around you rental and information on how to respect and protect them
a list of alternative modes of transportation : local public transport timetables, bicycle rentals, and so on
What could you do concretely in the management of your rentals ? Even the smallest gesture can make a difference.
Remember to use organic or homemade products for the household on a daily basis. White vinegar has never had such a popularity! Why not start making your own laundry detergent for household laundry while promoting natural drying.
As for energy, remember to turn down the heating between two travellers and to turn off the electrical appliances.
If your rental is surrounded by greenery, encourage biodiversity :
by choosing honey plants that produce nectar;
by installing animal shelters and highlighting them with labels explaining their usefulness (children will love it): small pile of wood, bird nest box, insect hotel, and so on
by choosing natural fertilizers
by leaving wilderness areas
Of course, share your actions (and your smile!) with your travellers by posting an "eco-friendly charter" in your rentals and sending it to them before their visit by email to redirect to your website.