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HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards now open for nominees

HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards now open for nominees

Entries for the HICAP 2016 Sustainable Hotel Awards are now being accepted. The awards aim to recognise hotel operators and developers in the Asia Pacific region who demonstrate exemplary sustainable practices and environmentally and culturally responsible development. The deadline for Awards submissions is 1st August 2016 and the 27th annual HICAP will be held 19-21 […]

Hotels listed in 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards

Several hotels around the world have been long-listed in the WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards. The 2016 longlist for the World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London sponsored by the Belize Tourism Board includes 75 organisations from 30 countries worldwide. The applicants which include ITP’s youth employability programme the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) make up […]

Thai boutique hotel with new environmental solutions

A boutique hotel in Thailand has been working on some unusual environmental solutions to deal with food waste and mosquitos. 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai is working with WarmHeart Environment to operate two incinerators and set up a composting area for the hotel. The initiative means the hotel can responsibly manage its organic waste by […]

Volunteering brings benefits for all

Around the world thousands of employees are participating in the global Give & Gain Day. Give & Gain Day is a global celebration of volunteering during work time, involving approximately 15000 volunteers worldwide. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the power of volunteering by engaging thousands of people to take part. Approximately 15,000 business […]

Greywater Harvesting for Hotels

Water stewardship is an extremely important aspect of good environmental practice for hotels. Many use reduced flow and flush in bathrooms, but how many are recycling water? Water re-use is becoming core to many companies’ sustainability efforts and it’s never been more important.  Freshwater withdrawals have increased globally by about 1% per year since the […]

Serena Hotels Turtle Conservation Programme

The Serena Beach Resort & Spa has been working for over 20 years to help protect turtles and has released over 40,000 hatchlings into the sea. Marine ecological reports have indicated that sea turtles face extinction within the next 50 years if action is not taken. This indication necessitated the CITES to list sea turtles […]

Talking Point: Sustainable landscaping

Paul Cawsey, Sustainability Manager for Mitie’s Landscaping business explains how sustainable landscaping for your hotel can be an important part of the customer experience, and not just about ticking a green box. There’s nothing quite so welcoming when you first arrive at a hotel as the sight of beautifully designed landscaping. It’s a part of […]

Video tutorial guide to hotel footprinting tool

The International Tourism Partnership and Greenview have created a new tutorial video to help guide people through the Hotel Footprinting Tool. Since the free online resource launched in October 2015, nearly 2,000 users have used the tool to calculate their business travel carbon footprint of staff stays and events in hotels worldwide. The new video […]

5 ways tech can make your hotel more responsible

Sustainability in hospitality is an increasingly important issue for today’s environmentally aware tourists. Managing Director of EPOSability Robbie Francis says employing eco-friendly technology is a great way to show guests that you’re committed to making a difference. The latest innovative technology solutions can work to increase energy efficiency, cut down on material waste and even […]

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