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Cycling between the sustainable hot spots of SW England

Cycling between the sustainable hot spots of SW England

Green Hotelier would like to congratulate three green champions from the hospitality world who have completed a 200kms bike ride in just 2 days, raising £5,000 At 8.30am on Sunday 7th October, Mark Linehan, Managing Director of The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), Mike Mellor, Managing Director of Space Catering and Andy Cook, Partner at Ease […]

RUI Hotels and Resorts commit to Travelife

RIU Hotels and Resorts has commitment to audit its entire property portfolio against the Travelife Sustainability System by the end of 2014. The group has already started phase one of the project with the first seven RIU Hotels & Resorts achieving Travelife Gold awards.  These hotels include the Riu Calypso, the Riu Garoe, the Riu Belplaya, the Riu […]

NH Hoteles offer job opportunities to young Spanish people at risk of exclusion

  NH Hoteles, Fundación Tomillo and Barclays Foundation have signed a cooperation agreement whereby the parties have undertaken to offer, through the Sprint programme, real job opportunities in the hotel trade for young Spanish people at risk of exclusion. As part of the company’s “Up! For Opportunities” social action initiative, an international programme providing training […]

Climate Change and Tourism

Author – Susanne Becken and John Hay Building on earlier publication, “Tourism and Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities”. While the first book set out the problems and issues, and took a somewhat more conceptual approach, this new book focuses on practical case studies from around the world to illustrate how tourism responds to climate change. […]

LEED Platinum: ITC Grand Chola

In September ITC Hotels opened Grand Chola in Chennai, creating the world’s largest LEED Platinum rated hotel. Last week we spoke to the Vice President and General Manager, Mr Philippe Charraudeau to get more information about the hotel’s eco initiatives. ‘ITC Hotels’ green initiatives started life as “Welcomenviron” way back in 1993. Now all of ITC’s […]

Inge Huijbrechts

Earlier this month Green Hotelier went to meet Inge Huijbrechts, Director of Responsible Business at The Rezidor Hotel Group. Alongside some great insights into their new green initiative, Think Planet, we also managed to pick her brains about the wider sustainable agenda. ‘Think Planet was developed on the back of a company-wide need to take […]

18th October marks UK Anti-Slavery Day

Since 2010, the 18th October has marked Anti-Slavery Day, creating the perfect opportunity for businesses, governments and individuals to reflect on how they may contribute towards the prevention of human trafficking and modern-day slavery. This year’s awards and events prove the momentum the issue has gained in recent years, with the government, business leaders and […]

Hilton takes steps forward to minimise food waste

International Tourism Partnership member, Hilton Worldwide, have announced a multi-year partnerships with Feeding America and The Global FoodBanking Network to secure food and reduce hunger in communities where it operates around the globe. The collaborations will enable Hilton Worldwide hotels to collect safe, surplus food from conferences and daily food and beverage operations that would […]

Funding and project opportunities available for ‘environment champions’

Sustainable tourism charity, the Travel Foundation is seeking new partnerships with hotels that want to take their environmental commitments to the next stage. The organisation, which has already worked with 695 accommodation providers globally on minimising environmental impacts and achieving cost savings through resource efficiency, is looking to develop a project that can demonstrate next […]

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