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Preserving the rainforest: Posada Amazonas

Preserving the rainforest: Posada Amazonas

Winner of the Rainforest Alliance Trendsetter Award in 2012, Posada Amazonas is a Peruvian eco-lodge located in Tambopata, one of the most biodiverse regions in the Amazon basin. Ecotourism plays an increasingly important role in the economy of the Tambopata basin in southeastern Peru. As tourism has grown in Peru, a variety of eco-lodges have […]

Innovating eco lodge: Bryn Elltyd, North Wales

The 2013 UK Green Hotelier competition, which searches the UK for the most innovative sustainable hotels, was thrilled to award Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse runner up. The owners, Ceilia and John have had green leanings and solar panels since 1983 but gave up the city life to pursue an idea of setting up a sustainable […]

Green solutions for hotels: Ozone Laundry

Green Hotelier takes a look at how hotels can become more efficient in their laundry operations and gets the lowdown on Ozone Laundry systems A hotel’s laundry room is one of the most environmentally impactful areas of its operations.  It is estimated that laundry services in general account for roughly 15-20% of all energy consumption […]

YCI expands work in reintegration of survivors of human trafficking

This summer, the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) will be holding two human trafficking awareness workshops for hotel staff working directly with survivors in Mexico and Vietnam. This is the third consecutive year in which YCI proactively assists the reintegration of former victims of trafficking. The global figure of human trafficking is currently estimated to be […]

Addressing Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry

Our updated Know How Guide for 2016 has been developed to help hoteliers understand human trafficking and forced labour – what it is, how it may affect them and what actions they can take to reduce the risk of trafficking in their business Definition of Human Trafficking Human trafficking is the acquisition of people by […]

Hilton Opera Hanoi and the Youth Career Initiative

For our latest Know How Guide on Awareness of Human Trafficking, we spoke with Mr. Peter Simson, the Cluster General Manager of Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi to find out about their involvement with the Youth Career Initiative’s work with human trafficking victims In 2012 – 2013 the Youth Career Initiative programme that […]

Ecotourism conference to be held in Kenya for 2013

The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), now in its seventh year, is the annual conference of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), providing practical solutions to advance sustainability goals for the tourism industry. Bringing together hundreds of practitioners and experts from around the world, the ESTC is a meeting place for the “best of the […]

Wyndham achieves 8% energy reduction

Wyndham Worldwide has achieved an 8% reduction in energy use in the first full year of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Challenge. The government program, launched in 2011 by President Obama, calls on commercial businesses and industrial facilities to reduce their energy intensity by 20% by 2020. This program aligns with the […]

WRAP launches free online tool

A free, accredited online training tool has been launched by WRAP to help businesses across England save up to £1,000 per employee by improving the way they manage their resources. ‘On Course for Zero Waste’ provides free training modules, templates, case studies and other support material to give companies including hotels the skills and tools […]

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