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Talking Point: Moving from transactional to emotional engagement through sport

As part of our theme on engaging with employees, stakeholders and consumers, we talk to Julian Mack, founder of Threshold Sports, about how a bike ride can tick all the boxes. Creating so called ‘engagement’ is a tough business. Employee engagement as a term is up there in ugliness alongside ‘ecosystems’ and ‘stakeholders’ but its […]

Meluha – The Fern: keeping a finger on the sustainability button

In India, Meluha-The Fern is a five star environmentally responsible business hotel in the heart of Hiranandani Gardens – Powai, Mumbai. In the space of three years, the hotel has gained recognition in both National and International arenas with 30 awards including Today’s Traveler Award – Best Environmentally Friendly Hotel; Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award; CMO […]

London Heathrow Marriott awarded TripAdvisor Platinum Green Leader

The London Heathrow Marriott hotel has been awarded platinum level in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders accreditation. Platinum is the highest level of TripAdvisor GreenLeader awards, and so far very few European properties have been recognised at this level. Receiving the news, Sales and Marketing Communications Manager Soma Saha said, “We are thrilled to have been recognised on […]

Green Hotelier is all about engagement this month and what better way to wrap it up than a fact-filled, inspirational Twitter chat. From championing disaster relief programmes to getting employees fit and healthy to encouraging young people that hotels are more than just service jobs, engagement underpins the success of most CSR programmes. This month on […]

Wyndham recognised as trailblazers for sustainability in hotel groups

With the release for the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index for 2014, Wyndham Worldwide has now been recognised on four top sustainability leadership indices. Building on their track record of sustainability best practices and performance, the ITP member company was named in the Dow Jones North America and World Sustainability Indices and the CDP Climate […]

Some reminders for Anti Slavery Day

  Just in time for Anti Slavery Day, this week the UK Modern Slavery Act had its first reading in Parliament. An amendment since the first draft means that big businesses will now have to publicly state each year what action they have taken to ensure their supply chains are slavery free. This is likely to […]

ITP members lead the way in NYC water conservation challenge

Last week the Department of Environmental Protection honoured participants in New York City’s Hotel Water Conservation Challenge. Top performing hotels reduced their water consumption by more than 11 million gallons last year. New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd on honoured eleven of the city’s premier hotels for their participation in New […]

Queen bees arrive in Windsor

Macdonald Windsor Hotel has taken delivery of two brand new bee hives from Lanarkshire based bio-diversity champions Plan Bee. Now installed on the hotel’s roof, the hives are just part of the hotel’s plans to become more environmentally friendly, while helping decreasing bee populations in the UK. Beverley Molmans the hotel’s General Manager was on […]

Talking Point: Introducing young people to tourism through GTTP

In our latest Talking Point on the theme of engagement, we talk to Claire Steiner and Nancy Needham from GTTP and Starwood Hotels & Resorts about the importance of engaging young people in the tourism sector. The Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP) is an industry philanthropic initiative to foster future talent and tackle the global skills shortage. […]

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