MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton, the world’s leading global hospitality company, has announced and previewed a new video documentary series focused on sustainable travel and creating meaningful change in the world, just as world leaders gather for COP26, the United Nations’ Climate Change conference in Glasgow. The new six-part series provides a lens on people around the world providing change, hotels making a difference and tangible ways consumers and travelers can make small changes to make a big difference.
“Extending Our Stay” is a personification of Hilton’s industry-leading “Travel with Purpose” environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, which launched in 2011 and is committed to driving responsible tourism and travel globally. Hilton has been recognized as the Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the most prestigious ranking of its kind, for the last two consecutive years.
The series, which debuts this week with a trailer and the first episode, “The Impact of Food Waste,” 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.
“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.
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.
About Travel with Purpose
Travel with Purpose is Hilton’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy to redefine and advance sustainable travel globally. By 2030, we plan to double our investment in social impact and cut our environmental footprint by half. We track, analyze and report our environmental and social impact at each of Hilton’s more than 6,700 hotels through LightStay, our award-winning performance management system. Travel with Purpose capitalizes on Hilton’s global scale to catalyze local economic growth, respect human rights, invest in people and local communities, and preserve our planet by reducing our impact on natural resources. Our strategy aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about Travel with Purpose at cr.hilton.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in 122 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 139 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.