All of us at Good.travel know that the local community plays an important role in our travel experience all around the world. That’s why we make it our priority to showcase hotels that are truly the heart of their community by employing locals with a livable wage, sourcing ingredients from nearby producers, supporting artisans to resell their work or by becoming a space where the entire community can gather to strengthen their bonds.
Good Hotel Antigua offers guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Antigua Guatemala, all while making a positive contribution to local community sustainability. This is done through supporting disadvantaged children, providing long-term skills training, and creating employment opportunities for local people. With every stay, guests will be contributing to Niños de Guatemala, a foundation providing education and other resources to hundreds of children within the community.
Hotel con Corazón is nestled in Oaxaca, Mexico, and conveniently located to explore local culture and unique experiences. Its mission to make a positive impact on the local community, environment and responsible tourism makes it an ideal destination for travelers looking to make a difference. The hotel offers eco-friendly initiatives to reduce energy and water consumption, buys local produce, and supports sustainable projects through Pack for a Purpose to create a lasting impact on the community.
The Killarney Park Hotel offers a unique location in the majestic Killarney National Park, beautiful and vibrant settings with a plethora of outdoor activities. As a leader in sustainable hospitality, the hotel works tirelessly to reduce its carbon footprint through single-use plastics avoidance, green transportation, and supporting local sustainable suppliers. By visiting The Killarney Park Hotel, guests will have access to the national park, be able to make a positive contribution to their world, and enjoy a sustainable and community-oriented experience.
The Freys Hotel is located in Stockholm's city-center, offering an ideal place to stay for any traveler, with its unique focus on sustainability and support for local organizations who serve the community. The hotel is certified with Green Key, uses energy-efficient lighting, eco-friendly cleaning products and microfiber cloths to reduce detergent use, and actively works against Human Trafficking. Furthermore, Freys Hotel works with Ersta diakoni to provide comfort for the vulnerable during the holiday season, as well as supporting Sweden’s largest LGBTQ+ sports club, promoting respect and celebration of diversity.
The Shila-Athens hotel offers a unique location in the heart of the Greek capital. Its commitment to the local community and its dedication to uplifting up-and-coming artists make it a great choice for travelers looking for a sustainable and meaningful stay. By contributing to jobs, development, and commerce in the local area, this hotel is dedicated to making a positive impact on the world.
By choosing to book a hotel that has strong ties to their local community, you are directly contributing to the economic and social development of the region. Hotels in our Community Purpose Category collaborate with local stakeholders, making sure that the compensation they receive from the tourism industry is shared amongst the entire community. That way when you travel you know your money is not just going into a big corporation or global brand, but having a truly positive impact on the destination you are visiting. Together we can consciously choose to support hotels that build strong, symbiotic relationships with the communities and its members where it inhabits.