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Why Fairtrade products make good business sense

Why Fairtrade products make good business sense

The Fairtrade Foundation last week launched a new campaign calling for urgent action to support the 500m smallholder farmers who produce 70% of the world’s food, but are currently half the world’s hungry people. The report to launch the campaign, Powering up Smallholder Farmers to Make Food Fair, says that, even when smallholder farmers are […]

A debate on the hotel industry and carbon

The hotel industry and carbon: Is collaboration or competition the key to success? International Tourism Partnership leads a cross-industry panel in a discussion at HIFI Berlin next week On the 6th March 2013, Stephen Farrant, Director of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) will lead a session at the Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin. ITP will […]

Sourcing Sustainable Food in Hotels

Why more hotels are switching to sustainable food policies and how to create a policy of your own The importance of sourcing sustainable food may sound like an out of date topic. Surely, everyone knows the impact of food miles and the do’s and don’ts of food sourcing when it comes to fish, meats and […]

Sustainable tourism in The Galapagos

At Miami’s last International Boat Show Dr. Guy Harvey, Chairman of Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts, announced the company’s entry into in the Galapagos Islands. The growing Outpost Resorts company has teamed with two separate Ecuadorian owner groups to plant Outpost flags on the islands of San Cristobal and Isabela in the Galapagos archipelago, located 600 […]

Sheraton Incheon Hotel recognised as “World’s Leading Green Hotel”

Sheraton Incheon Hotel is delighted to announce that the hotel has been awarded ‘World’s Leading Green Hotel’ at the 2012 World Travel Awards. The gala awards ceremony took place at the Oberoi hotel in New Delhi, India. Voted from across the world, the World Travel Awards acknowledge and celebrate commitment to excellence in the hotel […]

Marriott collects 1 million soap bars

Global hospitality leader Marriott International has become an official hotel partner of Clean the World, a non-profit that collects, recycles and distributes discarded soaps and other hygiene amenities to communities in need. With nearly 47,000 rooms (more than 200 hotels) already participating, Marriott is the number one hotel chain in the Clean the World portfolio, […]

Green Hotelier’s Climate Week Competition

Competition time! Green Hotelier goes in search of the UK’s most innovative green hoteliers for Climate Week DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 25TH MARCH The online magazine, Green Hotelier is the leading source of information on the sustainable and responsible agenda within the hotel industry. Between now and 22nd March Green Hotelier is running a competition*, to […]

Freshwater crisis: An infographic

Freshwater is one of today’s most pressing developmental challenges, impacting food & agriculture, gender equality, health & sanitation, population & urbanization. Yet it’s poorly managed & faces severe pressure. Water scarcity is a recognised global problem, with demand for water projected to exceed supply by 40% by 2030. By the same year, half the world’s […]

Visitors go green and join RCI ‘Green Fingers’ food recycling initiative

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family today announced that Gold Coast visitors can simultaneously help the environment and support local charities through a new green initiative The RCI program, branded Green Fingers, encourages visiting guests to deposit unwanted, non-perishable food upon departure for donation to local charities. […]

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