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Responsible Travel at World Travel Market

Responsible Travel at World Travel Market

  The world’s top travel industry representatives will soon be descending on London’s Excel Centre. The responsible travel agenda at World Travel Market (WTM) gets bigger every year, with 2014 being no exception. WTM is massive, but fear not, here’s our run through of top events for those interested in responsible tourism. Look out for International Tourism […]

Talking Point: Why engage guests on sustainable travel?

Rebecca Rothney, founder and chairperson of Pack for a Purpose looks at why and how hotels can engage with travellers on sustainability issues. In an increasingly competitive market, many travellers are making choices on where they stay based on whether or not an accommodation is giving back to the local community. Positioning your hotel as […]

Hyatt hotel in Rio opens doors to community before guests

With a focus on literacy and career readiness, Hyatt’s Ready to Thrive programme has taken shape in a number of ways and through various collaborations with non-profit partners across the globe.  One particularly special example of this commitment is taking place in Rio de Janerio where a new Grand Hyatt hotel is scheduled to open in 2015. Thanks […]

IHG commitment brings Green Engage to entire portfolio

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced today that from 1st January 2015, its entire global estate of over 4,700 hotels will begin rolling out the IHG Green Engage™ programme. IHG already has 2,646 hotels enrolled in IHG Green Engage and in 2013 over 16,000 green solutions were implemented by those properties. Additionally 99% of its […]

Radisson Blu Cebu has most sustainable operations

The International Tourism Partnership’s Stephen Farrant was happy to name the Radisson Blu Cebu as winner at the HICAP 2014 Sustainable Hotel Awards in the Sustainable Operations category this month. The 25th annual HICAP hosted by Burba Hotel Network (BHN), Horwath HTL, and Stiles Capital Events on 17th October saw the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu […]

Talking point: Employee engagement through volunteering

For our Talking Point on achieving employee engagement through volunteering we with speak with Sinead Devereux, Community Investment and Employee Volunteering Co-ordinator at Business in the Community. It is widely recognised that Employee Volunteering provides a range of benefits for companies, and today approximately 70% of FTSE 100 businesses have an active employee volunteering programme […]

Hilton Worldwide one of first multi-nationals to certify entire Energy Management System

DEKRA Certification announced this week that it has certified Hilton Worldwide’s Energy Management System to the ISO 50001 standard. This newest ISO 50001 certification complements Hilton Worldwide’s other global system-wide ISO certifications – ISO 9001 Quality Management and 14001 Environmental Management.  With these three ISO certifications, Hilton Worldwide is one of the first multi-national organizations […]

Sustainability panel at London’s Independent Hotel Show

  The Independent Hotel Show at London’s Olympia last week brought together the luxury and boutique industry, suppliers and service providers to share ideas, products and the latest trends for the UK’s independent sector. Green Hotelier were delighted to be a media partner! On the Innovation Stage, Fran Hughes, Head of Programmes at the International […]

East London kids get sporty for their community

In September Thistle Hotels continued its charitable work for the community, as over 800 children from schools around Newham in East London got ready to “get, set, go” in the Lite@Nite Kid’s Triathlon. This is the 2nd year running that Thistle has hosted events under its Lite@Nite umbrella for vulnerable kids in aid of; Kidscape, […]

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