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Latest Cornell benchmarking study more valuable for hotels

Latest Cornell benchmarking study more valuable for hotels

The Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking study has become even more valuable for hotels now climate and sector differences have been factored in. Cornell’s Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) has released the latest annual benchmarks from an ongoing international project to create default sustainability data for the global hotel industry. The report, “Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index […]

Thai resort pioneers mangrove preservation

Thai wellness resort Chiva-Som has launched a pioneering project to preserve mangroves. Demonstrating ways in which hotels and resorts can work for sustainable destinations and preserve the environment for future generations of travellers, the Mangrove Ecosystem Preservation & Science Education Centre ‘Krailart Niwate” is a major environmental conservation project preserving the last remaining urban mangrove […]

Know How Guide to Sustainable Hotel Certification Schemes

Introduction This Know How Guide offers an introduction to sustainability certification for hotels. It will help you understand why you might seek certification and the key performance areas for sustainable hotel certification, as well as giving an overview of some of the most common certifications. In addition, this guide includes a spreadsheet that allows you […]

ITP releases Know How Guide to green hotel certifications

ITP (the International Tourism Partnership) has released the latest in its series of free Know How Guides for hoteliers, helping them steer a path through the main sustainable hotel certification schemes. Many hoteliers seeking certification for their greener hotel will know there is a broad range of different schemes available, and understanding which one is […]

Talking point: Cleaning beaches, an opportunity for hotels

Joining our sustainable destinations theme this month, Elizabeth Andrews at Travelife says one way hotels can manage their local environment and ensure longevity of their destination’s surroundings is by caring for their neighbourhood beach. It’s the last week of July and only 10 more days for hotels to register a beach clean for the Make Holidays […]

Meliá Hotels 100% renewable energy in Italy

Meliá Hotels has announced that all its hotels in Italy are now powered by renewable energy. The action demonstrates one way that hotels can take clear strides towards an industry-wide carbon reduction target, as well as doing their bit for ensuring a sustainable destination. The announcement comes as the result of an agreement with the […]

Hotel groups recognised by Responsible Business Awards

Three international hotel groups were among the businesses recognised for their corporate responsibility commitments in this year’s BITC Awards. ITP member Whitbread Plc was handed the Environmental Leadership Award at a prestigious gala event at the O2 Arena in London this week. The company behind brands including Premier Inn, Costa and Beefeater was recognised for […]

Talking point: Time to invest in energy efficient equipment

In our latest Talking Point, Simon Frost, chair of CESA explains why new EU Directives mean there’s no excuse for purchasing less energy efficient kitchen equipment. Since the 1st of July 2016, the EU’s Energy Labelling and Ecodesign Directives now apply for commercial catering equipment as well as domestic appliances. While readers of Green Hotelier […]

Safari Lodge creates opportunities for Maasai people

Serena Hotels Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge has been working with local people to create opportunities for the Masaai tribe. Located in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a UNESCO Heritage site. The conservation area is a game park, also inhabited by local of which the Maasai tribe is the […]

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