BeCause, the technology startup transforming how the global hospitality, travel and tourism industries manage their sustainability data, has announced an expanded partnership with Hubli, an online marketplace and booking platform for corporate meetings, events and group hotel lodging. This partnership will allow Hubli to add an ever-growing list of over 25,000 eco-labeled hotels on its platform, giving clients better visibility on a hotel’s environmental footprint and allowing them to book options that comply with their environmental, social and governance policies.
With the BeCause sustainability API, Hubli will be able to collect sustainability data from over 60 Travalyst-recognized certifications and automatically map it to hotels in its platform in real-time, providing data such as energy and water consumption, and many other attributes BeCause will be aiming to roll out this year. Hubli users can then identify which properties are sustainable according to internationally recognized standards.
According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) research, sustainable business travel has become increasingly important for corporate travel managers, with 73 percent communicating or planning to communicate to employees about making sustainable business travel choices. The Hubli and BeCause partnership will make it easier for planners to make sustainable choices when booking meetings and group lodging in hotels worldwide by providing live sustainability data at the time of booking. Hubli’s sustainability module allows users to plan where to meet based on the lowest carbon consumption, book sustainable venues and remove high-waste items such as single-use plastics from meetings.
Prior to the BeCause partnership, Hubli allowed hotels and venues to upload third-party sustainability accreditation while also connecting to environmental venue certification bodies such as Green Key. Hubli will maintain the option to upload accreditation, particularly for non-hotel venues and partner with BeCause to fully automate over 25,000 hotel accreditations via API.