Sustainable Hospitality in Progress

Sustainable Hospitality in Progress is a digital initiative spearheaded by Wayaj to promote the diffusion of the best sustainable practices in hospitality by encouraging the exchange of information among the industry’s professionals.

The initiative encompasses a series of webinars called Responsible Travel Makers.  These free sessions showcase and celebrate sustainable initiatives and practices as well as addressing challenges faced by hotels and other hospitality operators when implementing sustainable solutions at their properties.  As well as the webinars, we have created a Linkedin group called Sustainable Hospitality in Progress as a forum where all members can continue the conversation and explore some of the solutions that others have adopted.  This collaborative approach is essential for creating a resilient and fair tourism industry.  As such, Wayaj sustainability specialists will also share tips and advice.

At Wayaj, we support a wide definition of sustainability, one that includes not only technologies, facilities and processes but also socio-economic factors such as labor practices and local community empowerment through cultural recognition and safeguard.

Make the right choice for our planet and for your business!


Past Webinars

April 21st 2021, h. 1.00 p.m. EDT:

Responsible Travel Makers: Teaching Kids Sustainability Through Travel

Featuring Nikki Mattei, Sustainability Marketing Specialist from Wayaj, Marianne Perez de Fransuis, co-founder of Bébé Voyage, and Elizabeth Doeer, social justice editor for Bébé Voyage


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March 24th 2021, h. 11.00 a.m. EDT:

Responsible Travel Makers: What is sustainable hospitality?

Featuring Nelly O Gedeon, Founder & CEO of Wayaj, Logan Cohen, Wayaj Sustainability Specialist and 7 Wayaj Hotel Members

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November 28th 2020, h. 9.00 a.m. EST:

Responsible Travel Makers: Eco Adventure Tourism

Featuring LooLa Eco Adventure and Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge

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October 241st 2020, h. 9.00 a.m. EDT:

Responsible Travel Makers: Conscious Luxury

Featuring Bawah Reserve and Six Senses Zighy Bay

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September 24th 2020, h. 8.00 a.m. EDT:

Climate Week NYC – Day Three

Tourism for the Environment

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September 23rd 2020, h. 8.00 a.m. EDT:

Climate Week NYC – Day Two

Climate Change and Social Justice

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September 22nd 2020, h. 8.00 a.m. EDT:

Climate Week NYC – Day One

Climate Change and Tourism

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July 22, 2020, h. 11 a.m. EDT:

Responsible Travel Makers: Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel and Dar al Hossoun

Discover Sustainable Hotels and Enjoy Memorable Experiences while Protecting the Planet.

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June 24, 2020, h. 11 a.m. EDT:

Social Media for Hospitality during COVID-19

Storytelling to Promote A New Sustainable Normal

In partnership with Shoot My Travel

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May 20, 2020, h. 11 a.m. EDT:

A Holistic Approach to Hotel Reopening After COVID-19.

Because going back to normal is not an option

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April 22, 2020, h. 11 a.m. EDT:

Healthy Hotel, Healthy Business.

Preparing Your Property for Business After COVID-19

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