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Hotels around the world celebrate Earth Hour 2015

Hotels around the world celebrate Earth Hour 2015

Green Hotelier was thrilled to see so many hotels, including lots of International Tourism Partnership member properties, taking part in Earth Hour on the 28th March. From Antarctica to the International Space Station, WWF’s Earth Hour brought the world closer together on Saturday by mobilising millions to highlight the need for climate action. In a […]

Travel Foundation teams up with Travelife to step-up greener holidays campaign

The Travel Foundation has teamed up with Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations for this year’s Make Holidays Greener campaign to raise awareness of sustainable holidays. The two organisations are calling for more tour operators, travel agents, hotels and other tourism businesses to sign up to support the Big Holiday Beach Clean 2015, by visiting makeholidaysgreener.org.uk. […]

Marriott International improves supply chain sustainability with MindClick

For some years Marriott International has been partnering with MindClick Group, working with them to increase sustainability within their purchasing and supply chain. Green Hotelier spoke with representatives of both companies to find out more. MindClick Group is a leader in supply chain sustainability performance measurement, providing clients with a trusted marketplace for sustainable sourcing. […]

Talking Point: Why be a responsible destination?

Our destination this month is South Africa which is taking great strides towards greater sustainability in its tourism and hospitality industries. We asked Rozitta De Villiers of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town to tell us what it takes to be a responsible destination and why it’s so important. At the end of 2014 we […]

New hotel booking platform prioritises sustainability

A new hotel booking platform which prioritises hotels by their green practices, announced its official launch at the ITB in Berlin earlier in March. GreenHotelWorld.com aims to provide eco-conscious travellers with an online booking platform to search and filter more than 5,200 green hotels based on their certified and verified green practices, and is the […]

PATA launch new sustainability microsite

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) have launched its new microsite, sustain.pata.org. The site, a new online tool for information on sustainable and socially responsible travel and tourism issues, is supported in part by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and by EarthCheck. PATA […]

ITP Presents… Sustainable Seafood in Hotels

  In 2013, International Tourism Partnership’s supply chain working group identified seafood as a high risk commodity. It should therefore be a top priority when it comes to making supply chains in hotels more sustainable. Here are a few tips to get you started and some case studies of what action ITP members are taking. […]

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor

Kathrine Ohm is Director, People and Performance Management for Carlson Rezidor. The hotel company has made a commitment to provide greater support to women and one of their measures is the Women in Leadership programme. In our latest Industry Leader interview, Kathrine describes why encouraging women within the industry is important to Rezidor. Green Hotelier: […]

Accor signs the United Nations’ Women’s Empowerment Principles

Accor announced last month that it is a signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). This program, an initiative of UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact, defines seven principles that foster the empowerment of women in the workplace, the marketplace and the community. Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality Principle […]

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