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Chris George

Chris George, Head of Energy & Environment for Whitbread hotels and restaurants has been driving the company’s high standards on sustainability for the past seven years, but he has a 21 year history with Whitbread. Here he tells Green Hotelier how he harbours a secret passion for the environment and why the company loves it […]

On World Tourism Day, ITP and Green Hotelier join the call to safeguard water

It’s World Tourism Day 2013 and the theme for this year’s celebrations is Tourism and Water. Earlier this month in World Water Week the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) published a startling report into the global Water Risk Assessment which highlighted some regions where water scarcity could soon become an issue. Now, joining with UN Secretary-General […]

Best Western holds the key to green meetings

The Best Western Plus Chateau Granville in Vancouver, Canada has achieved a four key rating through Green Key’s Meetings Program for its Meeting & Conference Centre. The Four Key rating demonstrates that the hotel has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies and practices regarding their meetings and […]

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2013 Shortlist Announced

  The “World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM, sponsored by The Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism”, have released the names of the 57 organisations and 10 photographers shortlisted by the judges.    To conclude the long selection process, last week 12 expert judges met and took seven hours to choose this year’s winners and […]

First Annual Green & Sustainability Conference in Dallas

The first annual Green & Sustainability Conference & Expo presented by Lodging Media is being held at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, from October 1-3. This event focuses on educating attendees in the many ways that hotels can utilise sustainable practices—covering major commitments and even small investments that go a long way. Lodging […]

Turkey Design Mission leads the way on sustainable regeneration for 2023

  Turkey is expected to become the 9th largest economy in the world by 2050 and it is predicted that the average growth for 2012-2017 will be 5.2%. The country benefits from its geographic position and its ability to serve European, Middle Eastern and African markets. With a strong economy and a vibrant tourism industry, […]

How can tourism have a positive impact on destinations?

Ecotourism has been identified as the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry. As concerns about global warming increase, and air travel is understood to be one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gases, people who still want to travel but hope to minimise their impact are increasingly looking for ways to holiday responsibly. This, […]

Sustainability showcase in Exeter for local business

Exeter company Green My Business is hosting a brand new, free to attend and exciting product show case, where local business can find the very latest energy, waste and time saving products and ideas. Of specific interest to the hospitality, food, nursing, education and manufacturing sectors, as well ad those with a passion for all […]

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis adopts ‘Proudly Made in America’ for major renovation

Hyatt Regency’s local approach saved time and money, and reduced waste and carbon footprint. When Hyatt Regency Minneapolis approached Stonehill & Taylor to design their two stage renovation, it was due to their reputation for high quality design. But Michael Suomi, principal and VP interior design at Stonehill & Taylor is also the founder of […]

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