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Radisson Blu stays strong in the face of Ebola crisis

Radisson Blu stays strong in the face of Ebola crisis

When the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel, in Freetown, Sierra Leone opened in April 2014, General Manager Nuno Neves had little idea of what they were about to face. A new hotel always has many pre-opening challenges to confront from deadlines going unmet or postponed, to products not arriving on time. For Neves this was […]

ITP presents… Disaster Relief in Hotels

  Ten years on from the Asian tsunami that devastated coastal areas and left more than 230,000 people dead, disaster preparedness and relief remains a hot topic in the hotel sector. Disaster relief in hotels is more diverse an issue than many think – from large scale natural disasters that devastate a whole community to […]

IHG and Shelter in a Storm

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) was one of the chains affected during the 2004 tsunami, and with over 4,700 properties around the world, when disaster strikes it’s likely that one of their hotels won’t be far from the affected area. Recognising that people are naturally drawn to hotels in difficult times, in 2011 the company developed […]

Song Saa: Private island with philanthropic core

Winning numerous sustainability awards, Song Saa in Cambodia is exemplar of how to create a truly sustainable island resort in South East Asia. We recently spoke with Wayne McCallum and Ben Thorne from the Song Saa Foundation to find out how they have done it… When did the island’s green initiatives start? At the heart of our […]

NH builds Hotels out of recycled cork

NH Hotel Group has unveiled the successful results of its ongoing Cork2Cork recycling scheme. Cork2Cork is one of the hotel chain’s sustainability development initiatives, run in conjunction with leading producer of cork and cork materials, Amorim. Since the initiative’s launch in 2011, the hotel group has recycled 1,994 kilogrammes – nearly two tonnes – of […]

WTTC announces Tourism for Tomorrow award finalists

  The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the 15 finalists for its 2015 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. With categories covering destination stewardship, community benefit, environmental management, workforce development and innovation, and a rigorous judging process, these Awards provide the highest accolade for sustainability in the global Travel & Tourism industry. The Awards […]

Jumeirah Beach Hotel awarded Green Globe

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, part of Jumeirah Group and International Tourism Partnership member, has retained the Green Globe Certification (GGC) for a second year following a recent sustainability audit. Retaining the award highlights the continued efforts made by hotel employees who have helped to implement more energy-saving measures throughout the property. Since the hotel was first […]

Tsunami ten years on: the role for hotels

On 26th December 2004, a massive earthquake of magnitude over 9.1 originating off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, caused a series of tsunamis around the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people. History In the west, as many were relaxing after Christmas Day, the images of devastation were shocking, prompting a massive global fundraising effort which contributed […]

Now open: Green Hotelier Awards 2015

The Green Hotelier Awards 2015 are now open – we’re searching for the top in class when it comes to green hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. To reflect the increasingly broad geographical spread of our audience, this year our Green Hotelier Awards are open to hotels all over the world. There will […]

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