MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton has released the latest installment of its new “Extending Our Stay” video docuseries, which is focused on sustainable travel and creating meaningful change in the world as part of the company’s “Travel with Purpose” environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy.
Episode four, titled “Access to Safe Water,” reveals the many ways watersheds are being compromised, in turn restricting our access to clean water for consumption, sanitation and hygiene. In addition, the impact of climate change has resulted in the increased effects felt by natural disasters like flooding, droughts and fires.
Featuring organizations in Hawaii’s Big Island and Cusco, Peru, the episode reveals how travel consumers can practice safe measures (i.e. using mineral-based sunscreen products that prevent damage to coral reefs).
“Extending Our Stay” is hosted by ESPN National Correspondent and global traveler Michele Steele, and produced in partner with Likeable Media, a New York-based media and production agency. The series highlights and explores some of the world’s biggest environmental challenges — food waste, eating and drinking more sustainably, plastics, water, community support and more. The episodes are told from the point of view of subject matter experts, thought leaders, and those who are directly impacted by our changing world.
Additional episodes will be released monthly through April 2022 and will be supplemented with additional photography and information for consumers and travelers alike. To learn more about the project and to watch all episodes, visit extendingourstay.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 7,000 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 146 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.