Clean, accessible water is vital to tourism, used in most of the tourism businesses, from hotels and restaurants to leisure facilities and transportation. Hotels also depend upon their supply industries, such as agriculture and the food and drink industries, none of which would function without sufficient water.
Thinking about how to conserve water is important. Water conservation can save a significant amount of money by using less: fewer water treatment costs, less labor costs, and less energy use. Using less water also strengthens the local economy as more economic resources are available for the local area. Water conservation also helps protect ecosystems that include tourist attractions that depend on natural resources. Learn more about it from Kuoni’s Water Management Manual for Hotels.
There are many ways to reduce water usage that are more efficient than taking shorter showers, like eating less meat. Here are some useful tips for water conservation that you can easily apply:
- Read National Geographic’s Water Conservation Tips
- Learn from Tourism Australia: Tips for reducing water consumption and managing potable water
- Water Conservation Tips: 110+ Ways To Save Water By ‘Sustainable Baby Steps’
- Watch Water Efficiency Opportunities for Hotels Webinar by BookGreenerConnect in partnership with GSTC and PATA is also a useful resource.