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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

Hotels climate change commitment means 90% reduction in carbon

Hotels climate change commitment means 90% reduction in carbon

The hotel sector needs to reduce its carbon footprint by 90% to meet climate change commitments according to a report from the International Tourism Partnership (ITP). The Hotel Global Decarbonisation Report released today in the week before COP23 climate discussions, reveals the true extent of…

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste The Green Kitchen Standard – a partnership award from the Soil Association and the Carbon…

Talking Point: Hotels need to take up the charge

Talking Point: Hotels need to take up the charge With the continued growth of electric vehicles being purchased, Martin Jones, National Sales Manager, Services…

Power hungry hotels need to reduce their future energy needs now

Power hungry hotels need to reduce their future energy needs now In June Astana, Kazakhstan hosted the UNWTO’s World Conference on Tourism and Future Energy: Unlocking…

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…

Week-long campaign tackles food waste

Week-long campaign tackles food waste

A food waste campaign run in Wales run in co-ordination with the British Hospitality Association has targeted food waste. The food waste reduction campaign ‘Your Business is Food, don’t throw it away’ has proven successful in informing target businesses how best to combat food waste.…

Plate2Planet event boosts big sustainability commitments

Plate2Planet event boosts big sustainability commitments A sustainability summit for hospitality professionals saw them make big commitments to changing the way…

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste The Green Kitchen Standard – a partnership award from the Soil Association and the Carbon…

Scottish resort’s green recycling commitment brings Gold

Scottish resort’s green recycling commitment brings Gold In time for World Environment Day, Crieff Hydro's commitment to sustainability has been rewarded with…

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 and other buildings. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced a partnership with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group that focuses on private sector development, with the aim of…

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…

NH builds Hotels out of recycled cork

NH builds Hotels out of recycled cork NH Hotel Group has unveiled the successful results of its ongoing Cork2Cork recycling scheme. Cork2Cork…

Edible Hotel design addresses food sustainability issues of the future

Edible Hotel design addresses food sustainability issues of the future An unusual design was selected by judges at the European Hotel Design Awards for the…

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste

The Green Kitchen Standard – a partnership award from the Soil Association and the Carbon Trust – is hosting a free webinar for caterers, to help them learn more about applying the award in their kitchens to review their approach to energy, water and waste.…

Talking Point: Bali’s hotels need to act now to protect their water

Talking Point: Bali’s hotels need to act now to protect their water Julien Goalabre of the Bali Water Protection Programme says the paradise island's water resources are…

How can hotels’ water conservation help the Global Goals?

How can hotels’ water conservation help the Global Goals? As World Water Week comes to an end, experts have discussed a number of issues…

Student Hotel group commits to 20% water saving in European cities

Student Hotel group commits to 20% water saving in European cities The Student Hotel group is committing to save 20% water in European cities through a…