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Whitbread releases 2013-14 sustainability report

Whitbread releases 2013-14 sustainability report

Earlier in December, Whitbread released their 2013/14 Corporate Sustainability Report, proving their continued commitment to acting responsibly in the face of global expansion. Whitbread, International Tourism Partnership members and owners of Premier Inn, recognise their challenge. Expansion needs to be carefully balanced with CSR commitments and this feeling is evident throughout their latest sustainability report. […]

Edible Hotel design addresses food sustainability issues of the future

An unusual design was selected by judges at the European Hotel Design Awards for the Hotel of Tomorrow award. The Edible Hotel by hotel design specialists Dexter Moren Associates was picked out as the winner of the award that seeks to address design issues of the future. The European Hotel Design Awards, which celebrate exceptional […]

WWF provide an introduction to water stewardship

Claire Bramley from WWF recently attended International Tourism Partnership’s stakeholder dialogue day on water and the hotel industry. On the back of those discussions Claire has provided this introduction to water stewardship for hotels. Last month I was at the World Travel Market with International Tourism Partnership (ITP) discussing water with a number of major hotel […]

Hotels spread goodwill at Christmas

As thoughts turn to goodwill and giving during the festive season, many hotels are seeking to help their local communities. The Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur performed the lighting ceremony of their Christmas Charity Tree on 4th December. The tree was switched on by General Manager Manfred Weber, assisted by the parents of the ten children […]

Talking Point: ‘Tis the season to be sustainable

Elizabeth Snowball, Consumables Buyer at Beacon says for many hotels sustainable behaviour drops way down the agenda at Christmas, but there are ways to reduce waste and energy use with a little festive care. The Christmas season can be a testing time for hotel owners – as the Christmas lights go up, so do electricity […]

Hilton Worldwide launch new soap recycling project in Singapore

Hilton Worldwide, Soap Cycling, DHL Global Forwarding, and United World College South East Asia Students partner to launch soap recycling program in Singapore On average, less than half a soap bar gets used by guests at the Hilton Singapore. In the meantime, thousands of underprivileged families in Asia – especially in South Asia – cannot […]

ITP presents: Know How Guide to Human Rights

  To mark Human Rights Day 2014, the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) has released its latest Know How Guide on Human Rights and the Hotel Industry. The guide is a high-level introduction to human rights for the hotel industry – what human rights are, what they are in the context of the hotel industry, steps to implement the […]

Human Rights and the Hotel Industry

This Know How Guide is a high-level introduction to human rights for the hotel industry – what human rights are, the context of the hotel industry, steps to implement the UN Guiding Principles and resources for further reading. It is primarily written for Corporate Responsibility Managers in hotel companies, though it may also be of […]

W Hotels support for AIDS programmes in Africa

Starwood brand W Hotels has announced a collaboration with (RED) to help fund programmes that provide prevention, treatment, counselling and HIV testing in Africa. (RED) is the organisation founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver which aims to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. This is the first collaboration between (RED) […]

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