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Banyan Tree appoint Group Director of Conservation to drive change

Banyan Tree appoint Group Director of Conservation to drive change

Banyan Tree hire Group Director of Conservation to communicate sustainability and get guests and staff involved in making a difference From resort based initiatives to group wide strategies, Banyan Tree are continuing their commitment to the environment by investing in marine conservation throughout their 30 hotels and resorts. In April the Banyan Tree owned resort, […]

Free Resource: Communicating Sustainability Webinar

Many of ITP’s members and Green Hotelier’s readers are working hard to be more sustainable operationally across their departments, but we know that some are unsure whether or how to communicate their activities. To help hoteliers navigate their way through this comms minefield, the International Tourism Partnership hosted a free webinar on Communicating Sustainability. Building on […]

Talking Point: How to communicate CSR persuasively

In today’s Talking Point blog, Dr Xavier Font, director of Respondeco at Leeds Beckett University, explains why passive and dull CSR communications fail to engage hotel guests. In general, hotels communicate only 30% of what they do for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), and they often use ‘corporate speak’ that fails to persuade their customers. Our […]

Communicating Sustainability to Guests

If you have some great environmental or social initiatives at your hotel, you may well want to tell people about them. But how to do that? Many sustainability messages fail because they are just put out as a list of facts without thought to how they might be received. This Know How Guide is designed […]

Talking Point: Communicating sustainability to staff

Continuing this month’s theme on communication, for this Talking Point we talk to the Travel Foundation’s Industry Programmes Manager, Julie Middleton about how best to get hotel staff fired up about sustainability Forget about communicating your sustainability policy to staff. If you really want to engage staff with all things green, do it their way. […]

Talking Point: Putting the green in your linen supply chain

Paul Swift from Berendsen explains why hotel suppliers need to consider and act on their own environmental footprints. Although it’s been a focus of the industry for some time now, environmental responsibility continues to gain momentum thanks to wider acceptance that the industry has its part to play in preserving our planet. This acceptance is […]

PATA’s Responsible Travel Pavilion comes to Bangalore

The 38th of PATA Travel Mart will take place in Bangalore, India on September, 6-8 2015 at Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC) and will include the Responsible Travel Pavilion. PATA Travel Mart is a PATA signature event and a premier travel trade show in the Asia Pacific region, designed to encourage networking with relevant industry people […]

Premier Inn’s key role in Whitbread’s Good Together plans

Premier Inn is set to play a key part in the 2020 corporate responsibility targets of hospitality company Whitbread. In a spate of recent announcements, Whitbread PLC has committed to a range of new targets for 2020 under its corporate responsibility programme, Good Together. The key targets Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants has signed up to […]

Sri Lanka’s award winning hotelier talks sustainable business

In April Merrill J Fernando, founder of Dilmah Tea and Resplendent Ceylon Hotels became the first Sri Lankan Oslo Business for Peace Honouree by the 2015 Award Committee of Nobel Laureates in Peace and Economics. The award recognises business owners who, through their own actions and commitments, promote socially responsible and ethical business practices in […]

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