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Travel More Sustainably With Hilton Grand Vacations

Your guide to eco-friendly vacations

The Vacationeer

Hilton Grand Vacations cares about improving our environmental sustainability. Sustainable tourism is more than a trend — we want to protect the world that our Owners and Guests love to explore.

That’s why we work to improve our environmental impact and pave the way to a net-zero future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions, reducing waste sent to landfills, recycling all soap bars through Clean the World and leading the hospitality industry to a more eco-friendly future. Already, we’ve proudly eliminated plastic straws at our properties as a first step to reducing single-use plastics and begun our work with Clean the World to divert soap waste and donate soap to those who need it.

Palm tree-lined pool designed for environmental sustainability at Maui Bay Villas, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club 

Hilton Grand Vacations can help you travel more sustainably on your next vacation. Here are three ways you can go green on your next getaway.

1. Stay At Eco-Friendly Properties

Experience the essence of malama — the Hawaiian phrase for giving back — without giving up Hilton Grand Vacations’ signature hospitality at resorts like Maui Bay Villas, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club. Hilton Grand Vacations has mindfully incorporated design and sustainability throughout Maui Bay Villas. Stroll through the lush grounds, full of native Hawaiian plants and fruit trees. If you spot a coconut tree, odds are it’s one of the many trees saved and replanted during construction. Team Members also take part in the malama spirit, volunteering to clean up the destinations we work, live and vacation in.

Hilton Grand Vacations is also updating appliances throughout our resorts to be more efficient and waste less energy and water. Plus, with Hilton’s worldwide portfolio of brands, it’s easy to find an eco-friendly place to stay wherever you go.

A mother and daughter picking up trash from a beach  

2. Learn Hands-On Why Sustainability Is Important

The best souvenirs are memories and experiences, so Hilton Grand Vacations makes adding unforgettable travel experiences to your itinerary easy. And the easiest way to learn about sustainability is to experience it firsthand.

If you’re spending time in Maui or Kauai, add some malama love to your next vacation and add a volunteer opportunity to your itinerary. Owners and Guests staying in Hawaii can check with the concierge and join in malama experiences. Whether you participate in a beach cleanup or help a native nonprofit, take just a few hours from your trip to learn from the locals and leave the tropical paradise better than when you arrived.

Hilton Grand Vacations also offers flexible travel options, allowing Owners to reduce their eco-footprint. Instead of renting a car, exchange ClubPoints for guided tours of the world’s natural wonders via hike, horseback or boat. Or opt for a train ride or road trip instead of a flight to reduce your emissions.

A Hilton Grand Vacations Owner on a hike on the Big Island of Hawaii 

3. Connect With An Eco-Conscious Community

Sustainable tourism isn’t a one-person job, of course. Hilton Grand Vacations Owners are passionate about doing their part and being conscientious tourists.

Raeanne V. shared her sustainable travel tips, inspired by her adventures in Oahu, Hawaii, and the American Southwest. For her, eco-tourism isn’t a hassle but a lifestyle:

"No matter where your travels take you, there are plenty of ways to give back to our precious planet. Whether through ocean conservation, sustainable hiking or supporting local businesses, eco-friendly travel doesn't have to be difficult or boring."

— Raeanne V., Hilton Grand Vacations Owner since 2019

Whether your wanderlust takes you to Southern California, Los Cabos or beyond, Hilton Grand Vacations is here to help you vacation while making an impact.

Learn more about Hilton Grand Vacations’ commitment to environmental sustainability. Then check out “6 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Travel More Sustainably” and plan your next vacation with a greener mindset.

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The Vacationeer is a collective of Hilton Grand Vacations storytellers whose goal is to inspire travelers to go further. We're always on the lookout for new destinations to explore, useful travel tips, and unique ideas to help you plan the most memorable vacations possible.

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