Suncani Hvar Hotels has become the first hotel group in Croatia to join the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.
The program, promoted by UNESCO and the Expedia online booking platform, is the first of its kind created to promote sustainable tourism and heritage conservation on a global scale. Signatories implement sustainable practices in their business and encourage positive change in the travel and tourism industry.
"As a company, we are proud to be the first hotel group in Croatia to join the UNESCO sustainable tourism program. Green entrepreneurship is the future of business and is the key direction of the long-term development strategy of Suncani Hvar. So, this year, we opened an eco-hotel in the town of Hvar, Beach Bay Hvar, designed according to the principles of sustainability, which offers guests a unique, luxurious, and ecologically conscious vacation," said the President of the Management Board, Gordana Tomičić.
Beach Bay Hvar Hotel is the first green hotel in the town of Hvar that strives to be environmentally friendly. Located in a quiet bay in the center of Hvar town with carefully designed interior details and natural materials. One of the goals during the hotel's renovation was to make the property energy independent, which was achieved by installing a solar power plant, the first of its kind on the island of Hvar.
All Suncani Hvar Hotels received the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge certificate, which signifies their commitment to achieving international sustainable development goals. This includes supporting the local community and suppliers, energy saving through green renewable energy sources and advanced energy efficiency systems, implementing waste separation and disposal systems, implementing digital solutions for improved business processes, and minimizing the use of plastic packaging.