I'm involved in a project in Australia to set up standards so hotels can be certified as ethical. The kinds of criteria I'm interested in are how hotels treat their staff, do they have a genuine commitment to the environment and things like that.
When I choose hotels, I try to find out this kind of stuff and it will often influence my decision on where to stay, so I wanted to find out if this matters to other people who stay in hotels often.
Would a ratings system that measured hotels against different standards be useful to people? Do you think it is a good idea?