Hotel and event venue scouting is currently an inefficient, outdated, and disconnected journey. When considering venues on an international scale, a journey is precisely what venue scouting becomes, involving costly and time-consuming travel, which is a drain on the event planner and the planet. Sustainability awareness is undoubtedly on the rise in the hotel and hospitality industry; hotels are trying to limit single-use plastic, recycle wherever possible, run fewer laundry loads, and install efficient heating and lighting systems. Yet these efforts are a mere drop in the ocean compared to the environmental impact of unnecessary international travel. With the media and consumers poised to detect greenwashing, well-intentioned pledges and carbon emission offsetting plans won’t cut it anymore, as 78% of global travellers are opting for more eco-friendly stays. For the hotel business and the planet, it’s time to act and make a meaningful difference to emissions in the hotel and hospitality industry.