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Talking Point: India and the cotton supply chain

Talking Point: India and the cotton supply chain

Stephanie McIntosh had a career in supply chain development before founding Fou Furnishings, a certified Fairtrade and organic hotel linens supplier, and she published a thesis on developing organic cotton supply chains. Here she explains why it’s important for hoteliers to consider the people within their supply chains. Cotton is a commodity which hotels procure […]

Talking Point: Sustainable supply chains at Hilton Worldwide

For this month’s Supply Chain theme, we interviewed Judy Pines, the new Director of Strategic Sourcing Sustainability and Special Projects at Hilton Worldwide to find out how and why sustainable supply chains are on the agenda for leading hotel companies. Tell us a bit about your new role and what you hope to achieve? I’m the Director of […]

Hotels come out top at Sustainable Restaurant Association awards

The Pig in Brockenhurst has been named Sustainable Hotel Restaurant of the Year at the Sustainable Restaurant Association Awards. Alongside The Pig in Brockenhurst, other hotel restaurants picked up awards and recognition. Arbor Restaurant at the impressive eco Green House Hotel in Bournemouth won the SRA Award for Environment and Les Orangeries in Lussac les Chateaux in […]

Twitter Q&A: Women in the hospitality industry

Join our Twitter chat on 19th March for our theme of Women in Hospitality and discuss the issues and challenges facing women in the industry today. It’s International Women’s Day on the 8th March so throughout the month we’re talking to and about women in the hospitality industry. Who are the Industry Leaders? What are […]

India: Sustainable tourism in Alleppey

A boom in tourism across India needs to be carefully managed, as Kerala and the Alleppey backwaters have shown. The Indian economy is currently judged to be growing at a faster rate than China’s. According to the Office of National Statistics, it is now the fastest growing major economy in the world. Growing alongside it […]

Talking Point: food waste challenge for hotels in India

ITP’s Youth Career Initiative operates in international hotels around the world and as such encounters some unique issues and challenges. Here our Regional Coordinator in Mumbai wonders whether food waste in hotels in India could be used to help hungry children. I’m Santosh Bhuvad, the Regional Coordinator for ITP’s Youth Career Initiative (YCI) in Asia Pacific, […]

The Langham celebrates sustainability gold

The Langham, London celebrated their Gold Certification in late 2014 after five years of benchmarking and certifying their environmental and social performance under the EarthCheck Standard. Paul Walters, general manager of The Langham said that as a leading luxury hotel in London, The Langham is nevertheless committed to providing great services while consuming minimal resources. […]

IHG opens 600th Academy for local trainees

  In the month that we investigate people in the supply chain, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of its 600th IHG® Academy programme. The 600th IHG Academy is based in the Holiday Inn Express Powless Guesthouse, near San Antonio, USA. Having opened over 300 programmes during 2014, IHG has effectively doubled the […]

Green destinations: Singapore

This skyscraper filled city is not the first place you would think of when it comes to sustainable destinations. But watching young, fast-moving cities turn to the sustainable agenda is both important and pleasing, even if there’s a long road ahead. Some of Singapore’s biggest hotels have very high standards when it comes to sustainability. […]

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