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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

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals

The winners of the Green Hotelier Awards 2018 have been announced and represent the most environmentally and socially responsible hotels around the world. The annual Awards changed format this year to align with the International Tourism Partnership’s Goals for 2030. ITP’s Goals invite the hotel…

Premier Inn largest hotel group to commit to science-based targets

Premier Inn largest hotel group to commit to science-based targets   Whitbread, the UK’s largest hospitality company made an industry-leading sustainability commitment which will see…

Even old hotels can learn new sustainability solutions

Even old hotels can learn new sustainability solutions A hotel in the UK dating to the 19th century has found modern solutions to…

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…

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…

Campaign encourages guests to reduce plastic waste

Campaign encourages guests to reduce plastic waste

Hotel guests will be encouraged this year to avoid creating plastic waste during their stays. Many hotels have already started to reduce their plastic waste through measures like not using plastic straws in drinks and not selling water in plastic bottles. So hoteliers will be…

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals The winners of the Green Hotelier Awards 2018 have been announced and represent the most…

North India’s first zero waste guesthouse launches

North India’s first zero waste guesthouse launches As travel & tourism continues to grow, one entrepreneurial pair are making sure guests have…

PATA helping hotels cut food waste and contribute to the Global Goals

PATA helping hotels cut food waste and contribute to the Global Goals PATA (the Pacific Asia Travel Association) has developed a free toolkit to help hotels reduce…

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 on sustainability in the hospitality industry, and how hotel operators can make the case for green buildings with owners and investors. Green Hotelier: GreenPlace Assets advises investors, owners, developers and…

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…

Sustainability challenges in Southeast Asia

Sustainability challenges in Southeast Asia Arnfinn Oines, Corporate Conscience for Soneva Resorts, talks to us about what he sees as some…

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals

The winners of the Green Hotelier Awards 2018 have been announced and represent the most environmentally and socially responsible hotels around the world. The annual Awards changed format this year to align with the International Tourism Partnership’s Goals for 2030. ITP’s Goals invite the hotel…

Hotels can be water stewards with six simple steps

Hotels can be water stewards with six simple steps A new report from ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – highlights the six steps…

Talking Point: There’s more to a balanced bathroom than feng shui

Talking Point: There’s more to a balanced bathroom than feng shui For World Water Day Rick Skinker, Managing Director and Co-founder of Indoor Water Conservation describes…

Talking Point: Could going ‘off-grid’ help hotels save water?

Talking Point: Could going ‘off-grid’ help hotels save water? It's not uncommon for hotels - especially on islands - to have their own off-grid…