31 Japan hotels certified as climate-friendly SDG locations

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A total of 31 hotels and “ryokan” traditional inns across Japan have been certified as locations striving to achieve U.N. sustainable development goals amid a growing global trend for environment-friendly travel.

The recognition of the 31 locations, given as of the end of April by a Japanese organization, comes as more facilities aim to attract inbound travelers and revitalize the tourism industry badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tokyo-based organization oversees the evaluation of accommodation facilities. Under its “Sakura Quality” scheme, an establishment is judged using criteria that...

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