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Hilton Launches New Six‑Part Eco‑Travel Docuseries “Extending Our Stay,” Highlighting Changemakers Around the World and Offering Consumers Tips To Travel and Live More Sustainably

Hosted by ESPN National Correspondent Michele Steele, the series explains some of the world’s biggest environmental challenges and offers solutions as to how we can all play a part in creating a more sustainable world

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

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

Extending Our Stay

A six-part sustainable travel docuseries explaining some of the world’s biggest environmental challenges and offering solutions as to how we can all play a part in creating a more sustainable world. 

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