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Green Hotelier is the leading source of information on the sustainable and responsible agenda within the hotel industry. As the key communication tool of the International Tourism Partnership, which works with global hotel chains to drive the responsible agenda, Green Hotelier has a serious commitment to delivering accessible, expert and honest content.

Launched in 1996, the original publication was in magazine format and sought to spread the word on leading initiatives within the industry whilst also providing practical advice to hoteliers looking to imitate them. The world has changed a lot since then, and so has Green Hotelier. The website form of the publication was refreshed in July 2012, providing anyone interested in sustainability within the hotel industry with easy-to-navigate, comprehensive and fresh information, practical advice and tools.

Whether a hotelier looking to ‘green’ your property, a responsible tourism student, a sustainability commentator or someone simply looking to keep on top of the latest industry news, we hope you find heaps of helpful information and resources.

Commentary, advice and practical solutions can be browsed thematically or by destination. In our resources section you will find know how articles, tools and publication suggestions. For sustainable best practice browse our interviews with industry leaders and hotel property case studies. And finally, industry news and events will help you keep up to date with all the latest developments.

Siobhan O'Neill
Editor, Green Hotelier

ITP members continue to rise on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

ITP members continue to rise on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

ITP member companies are performing well on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Whitbread has boosted its ranking this year, making it the highest ranked UK business in its sector. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is the leading global index that evaluates the sustainability performance of over 2,000 companies worldwide. Whitbread has…

Free webinar on EDGE software for hotels

Free webinar on EDGE software for hotels Hoteliers who are keen to understand the return on investment of green initiatives can attend…

Village Hotel Club: Being green adds value to the business

Village Hotel Club: Being green adds value to the business The Village Hotel Club is a small chain of hotels in the UK which have…

Talking Point: Four Ways Hotels Can Recover and Re-use Waste Energy

Talking Point: Four Ways Hotels Can Recover and Re-use Waste Energy You may be doing everything you can to be energy efficient, but more than half…

Stewart Moore, EarthCheck

Stewart Moore, EarthCheck

This month the International Tourism Partnership is holding a stakeholder engagement event with member companies in Asia Pacific to help them hear the concerns of stakeholders in the region and collaborate for solutions and best practice. To highlight how important - and useful - it…

Hemma Varma, Marriott International

Hemma Varma, Marriott International Green Hotelier interviews Hemma Varma, Senior Manager of Social Responsibility Europe for Marriott International. Hemma…

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor Kathrine Ohm is Director, People and Performance Management for Carlson Rezidor. The hotel company has…

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance Ronald Sanabria, leads the Rainforest Alliance's sustainable tourism programme, representing them at multiple forums including…

Talking Point: Dreaming of a green Christmas – Can hotels have a Christmas with a conscience?

Talking Point: Dreaming of a green Christmas – Can hotels have a Christmas with a conscience?

With social consciousness bang at the top of the news agenda, reducing waste and adopting environmentally friendly practices has never been more important. But with Christmas just around the corner – and one of the busiest times of year for hotels – extra customers bring…

ITP members continue to rise on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

ITP members continue to rise on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index ITP member companies are performing well on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Whitbread has boosted its ranking…

IHG banning plastic straws worldwide

IHG banning plastic straws worldwide IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is joining the fight against single use plastics with an announcement…

Talking Point: Why waste it?

Talking Point: Why waste it? Waste has been a huge topic of conversation in recent years - with footage of…

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton has announced today their sustainability vision for 2030 which includes a commitment to halve their impact on the environment whilst also doubling their investment in social impact. The commitment includes announcing their science-based target on carbon footprint reduction, making them the second member company…

Making the green building business case for hotel owners

Making the green building business case for hotel owners Green Hotelier interviewed Stuart Kay, Chief Sustainability Officer at GreenPlace Assets about the current picture…

Talking Point: Quitting straws and other ways to reduce single use plastics

Talking Point: Quitting straws and other ways to reduce single use plastics Plastic is a big issue right now and loads of consumer-facing businesses are seeking ways…

Carlson Rezidor partnership helps build green hotels

Carlson Rezidor partnership helps build green hotels A new partnership between Carlson Rezidor and IFC aims to design and build greener hotels…

Talking Point: Can hotels really help to reduce water scarcity?

Talking Point: Can hotels really help to reduce water scarcity?

  Urban water security is increasingly salient for communities around the world as climate change continues to exacerbate many water-related challenges. Hotelier Grant Behnke shares his thoughts on how hotels can play a role in overcoming them. Hotel industry engagement can be an important piece…

Hilton commits to five big sustainability actions in Africa

Hilton commits to five big sustainability actions in Africa Continuing their drive to be the hotel sector’s leaders on social and environmental actions, Hilton…

New ITP report names Bali as highest risk tourist destination for water scarcity

New ITP report names Bali as highest risk tourist destination for water scarcity A new report from the International Tourism Partnership lists the top twelve priority tourism destinations…

Mercure Convention Center Ancol Jakarta: Saving water for efficiency and the community

Mercure Convention Center Ancol Jakarta: Saving water for efficiency and the community This year's winner of the Green Hotelier Awards, named Green Hotelier of the Year, was…