Sustainable Lodging Tips

Look for more sustainable lodging options. Some hotels and guesthouses take tangible steps to reduce their environmental impacts. Research carefully, and refer to credible sustainability ranking and certification schemes where available such as Green Key Global, Green Globe or Trip Advisor’s Green Leaders

Inquire about their commitment to sustainability. If a trusted certification or ranking is not available, make inquiries. Do they have a policy or strategy for addressing social, environmental, and economic criteria? Have they implemented any sustainability initiatives? Be aware of greenwashing and marketing gimmicks.

Choose accommodation that reduces daily travel. If possible, choose lodging in a neighbourhood that will allow you to use active or public transit to get to events and meetings.

Be a conscientious visitor. You can take small actions to reduce the impact of your stay. Turn off lights and A/C when you’re not in the room, opt out of having your linens and towels changed daily, bring your own toiletries to mitigate single-use plastics, and unplug small appliances and electronics you don’t plan on using. If you are so inclined, take time to learn about the local history and culture and enjoy locally produced food, too.

Registration Form for Faculty/Staff Traveling on University Business

All University business travel must be registered through this form to ensure coverage for any unforeseen medical emergencies while traveling outside your province of residence.

You must log in with your McGill credentials (email and password) to access this form.

Note that some travel destinations must be pre-approved. More information about Business Travel coverage is available here.

For personal/vacation travel, please consult this page here.

For additional information, please consult the Benefit Travel Webpage or contact [at]


Important notice for international travelers

The Government of Canada provides essential information on travel health risks and preventive measures to keep you safe during your travels. It is important to review the Travel website of Canada each time before you book your travels. Under Travel Health Notices the Public Health Agency of Canada outline potential health risks to Canadian travelers and recommend ways to help reduce them.


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