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Hilton Launches Episode 3 of Eco‑Travel Docuseries “Extending Our Stay,” Highlighting Plastic Pollution Around the World

Hosted by ESPN National Correspondent Michele Steele, episode three of this new six‑part series explores the impact of plastic debris firsthand on Hawaii’s Big Island and discusses the implications for other oceans and shorelines around the world

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton has released the third 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 three, titled “Impacting Plastic Pollution,” documents the impact of plastic debris firsthand on Hawaii’s Big Island and other oceans and shorelines around the world. This episode also teaches viewers more about what happens when plastic isn’t recycled, how it impacts our ecosystems and what viewers can do to limit their use of plastics both at home and while traveling.

“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.

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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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.