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Turning Up The Heat And Cooling Down The Planet, Hot Hotels To Carbon Offset All Last Minute Hotel Bookings

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http://techcrunch.com – In a move that puts a little heat on HotelTonight and the raft of other last-minute-hotel-booking apps, as well as possibly helping to cool down the planet, Hot Hotels is to offset the carbon emissions associated with each hotel stay booked through its platform, free of charge to the user. Instead of passing on the cost directly, the Spanish startup is soaking up the expense of buying so-called ‘carbon credits’ out of the commission it already receives from the hotels whose empty rooms it helps sell. Carbon offsetting is currently a hot topic in the travel industry a (IT news)