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Two Bunch Palms Eyes Carbon Neutrality

Two Bunch Palms Eyes Carbon Neutrality

Two Bunch Palms is on track to become the first carbon neutral resort in North America. This iconic getaway located outside Palm Springs, California is best known for its 600-year-old hot mineral springs. In the past the sprawling resort served as a relaxation destination for classic Hollywood stars and the legendary Al Capone. Film buffs […]

Cornell call for hotel sustainability benchmark participants

The Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) is sending an industry-wide shout out for hotels to take part in their second sustainability benchmarking study. In May the university released its landmark report – “Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking” – which compiled and analysed hospitality data in order to develop sustainability benchmarks for hotels in 30 geographic […]

Can you reduce energy but still deliver a luxury service?

Green Hotelier Talking Point Continuing our Talking Point theme for June looking at energy efficiency, today we’re asking how can hotels provide the service their guests’ demand, whilst sticking with their sustainability principles and reducing energy? Pat Smith of Bosinver Farm Cottages thinks she has found a good compromise, but can you reproduce it in […]

Welsh bunkhouse combats power inconsistencies

Whether you’re halfway up a Welsh mountain, or sitting on the beach of a small island nation, the one thing you don’t want to trouble guests with is blackouts or power fluctuations. But whilst a beautiful and remote location can be the perfect recipe for attracting tourists, it can mean big headaches for maintaining a […]

Cyprus takes the lead on sustainable destinations

The Mediterranean island of Cyprus has implemented a world first in sustainability by making it mandatory for all hotels to meet certain standards. For the first time in any destination, mandatory sustainability standards for hotel establishments have been approved by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO). This means every hotel operating in Cyprus must now take […]

Can city hotels lead the way for responsible tourism?

Can city hotels lead the way for responsible tourism? That’s the question behind the new Best City Hotel category of the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 – a global search for the most inspiring and enduring responsible holidays in the world. Sponsored by the Oman Ministry of Tourism and organised by responsibletravel.com, the Awards have […]

Talking Point: The risk to children in the World Cup

Today is significant globally for two reasons: the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, and it is also the International Labour Organisation’s World Day Against Child Labour. As disparate as these two events may seem, they are actually directly connected. Continuing our series of features looking at the positive and negative impacts of […]

Carlson Rezidor sponsors G(irls)20 campaign

ITP member Carlson Rezidor has announced its sponsorship of the new G(irls)20 Father’s Day campaign “Father’s Empowering Daughters” featuring, among others, Richard Branson, Chelsea Clinton and President & CEO of the Rezidor Hotel Group, Wolfgang M. Neumann. G(irls)20 is the global social-profit organisation that aims to cultivate a new generation of female leaders. The campaign […]

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