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Talking Point: Creating opportunities for women

Talking Point: Creating opportunities for women

Chris Corbin and Jeremy King of the Corbin & King group of hotels and restaurants realised there was both a shortage of trained, experienced chefs, and a lack of opportunities for mums returning to work, so they decided to tackle the issue. The skills shortage in the restaurant and catering industry, and particularly of skilled […]

Talking Point: How can hotels reduce energy but not customer satisfaction?

Ankur Thareja, Senior Consultant and Thanakarthik Kumar Karuppasamy, Consultant for Energy Solutions, Wipro EcoEnergy ask how can hotels cut back on room energy without compromising guest experience? According to research from the International Tourism Partnership, the hotel sector accounts for approximately 1% of global carbon emissions. For hotels of all shapes and sizes, there is […]

ITP members steam ahead in World Water Week

Members of the International Tourism Partnership are underlining their ongoing commitment to good water stewardship and their work on the HWMI Working Group with further strong actions during World Water Week (23-28 August). Earlier this year Carlson Rezidor announced their partnership with Just a Drop; encouraging guests to forego daily linen changes in exchange for […]

Hilton keeps opening doors for young people

Hilton Worldwide has managed to impact 90,000 young people worldwide with their programmes to showcase the hospitality industry as a prospective career. During its second annual Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, Hilton Worldwide properties and offices hosted more than 750 events globally totalling 22,365 volunteer hours and reaching more than 90,000 young people. Careers@Hilton […]

Maldives resort tells guests: Do drink the water

A Maldives-based resort and spa with its own desalination plant is urging guests: ‘do drink the water’. The Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is taking steps to develop more responsible tourism and has started producing and bottling its own drinking water on-island. Tucked away in the heart of the resort, the desalination plant is producing […]

Talking Point: Hotels can support indigenous tourism

Responsible tourism writer Jeremy Smith works with hotels and destinations to help them tell their responsible tourism stories. He recently visited Australia and New Zealand and saw the benefits to indigenous communities of encouraging visitors to experience a different side of life. When encouraging tourists to visit Australia and New Zealand, many hotels, resorts, operators […]

Free webinar: Cut food waste, cut costs

Reducing food waste in hotels and restaurants can have a big positive impact on overheads. By creating food waste, you could be paying for it three times over; for the ingredients, for the labour involved in creating the dish, and then for the refuse company to take it away. According to UNEP, roughly one third […]

Hotel event helps Independents go green

The Independent Hotel Show returns to Olympia on 20 and 21 October with more ideas and inspiration to help hoteliers improve and grow their business, whilst maintaining best practice in terms of sustainability and responsible business agenda. The show features around 300 hand-picked exhibitors covering the entire supply chain, many of whom demonstrate a strong […]

Talking Point: The Brazilian water crisis – it’s time to act

ITP Regional Co-ordinator for the Youth Career Initiative in Latin America Priscila Costa highlights the ongoing water issues in Brazil and says; ‘the time for awareness has passed, it’s time to act.’ In my role as YCI Regional Co-ordinator for Latin America, I spend a lot of time working both with hotels and with some […]

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