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Peppers Silo Launceston named first sustainable tourism certified hotel in Tasmania

Peppers Silo Launceston has become the first hotel in Tasmania to achieve Ecotourism Australia's Sustainable Tourism Certification.

Peppers Silo Launceston has become the first hotel in Tasmania to achieve Ecotourism Australia’s Sustainable Tourism Certification.

The certification means the five-star hotel met international best practice across eight criteria, including environmental management, education, working with local communities, and cultural respect and sensitivity.

Ecotourism Australia Chief Executive Officer, Elissa Keenan says “Almost half of global travellers say accommodations with sustainability certifications are more appealing, according to the most recent Booking.com Sustainable Travel Report.

“With its newly appointed certification, Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston will undoubtedly inspire other non-nature-based accommodations, as well as experiences, to strive for best practice sustainability efforts, to foster a network of sustainable tourism in the region.”

The certification means the hotel met international best sustainable practice across eight criteria sections
The certification means the hotel met international best sustainable practices across eight criteria

Accor Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Adrian Williams says, “Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston exemplifies our dedication to environmental stewardship, community engagement, and cultural respect.

“Independent certification is a must-have for hotels to help guests make sustainable travel decisions, and we continue to put sustainability at the core of everything we do.

“The hotel joins a growing network of Accor hotels, resorts and apartments leading the way in sustainable tourism across Australia. We will continue to strive for excellence in sustainability and set new benchmarks for the industry.”

Sourcing local ingredients is a vital part of Peppers Silo Launceston's sustainable plan
Sourcing local ingredients is a vital part of Peppers Silo Launceston’s sustainable plan

Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston General Manager, Paul Seaman says the hotel team has worked diligently to improve its sustainability initiatives across the entire property.

“A key part of our journey has been our relationship with our food producers and growers and a commitment to sustainable food and beverage offering.”

Grain of the Silo Food Director, Massimo Mele says being fiercely local and creating connections with producers was a critical part of the restaurant’s offering and identity from day one.

“Our processes and connections with local farmers and growers take courage and planning to match the expectations of diners and travellers with the seasons and sustainable farming.”

For more information, visit Peppers Silo Launceston.